A Mississippi man is charged with raping a 15-year-old boy who had had too much to drink on the Norwegian Dawn cruise liner after it had arrived in Bermuda from Boston earlier this month.
Adam Christopher Boyd, 30, of Bay Springs, Miss. is currently being held in a Bermudian jail, awaiting extradition to Boston for arraignment in US District Court on a federal charge of sexual abuse of a minor for the incident, which allegedly happened early on Aug. 14, three days after the ship left Boston, the US Attorney's office reports. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
The FBI agent who investigated the incident writes in an affidavit that Boyd took advantage of the fact the boy was drunk around 2:45 on the morning on Aug. 14 to have anal sex with him:
Minor A reported that he asked BOYD what he was doing, but otherwise was too drunk and froze, not knowing what to say or do.
According to the affidavit, the boy was walking on one of the ship's decks, when he ran into a group of people, some of whom he had met earlier, and Boyd, whom he did not know. The boy told investigators he told Boyd he was 15.
According to Minor A, at some point, Minor A asked if someone in the group could assist him back to his room on the ship. BOYD volunteered to escort him, and, because Minor A expressed concern about his father seeing him intoxicated, BOYD offered to let him stay in his room. Minor A declined.
The two instead wandered the ship's decks for awhile before the alleged rape in "a secluded area on the 14th deck."