Man accused of false imprisonment on Carnival Cruise Ship

A Jacksonville man was arrested on charges of Battery and False Imprisonment in Port Canaveral.
A Jacksonville man was arrested on charges of Battery and False Imprisonment in Port Canaveral.

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida – A Jacksonville man was arrested at Port Canaveral after he allegedly battered a woman and then masturbated in her cabin on a Carnival Cruise ship, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Jozef Fred Senna, 63, was charged with Battery and False Imprisonment on Saturday after the Carnival ship dubbed “Magic” returned to report.

The female victim said she met Senna in the casino bar of the ship. He kept bumping the victim with his knee. The victim asked him to stop several times.

Senna and the victim talked a while longer before she was ready to leave. Senna offered to walk her back, but she declined. He insisted so she thought he was just being a “gentleman” and accepted.

Once they reached her cabin, he noticed she had a balcony in her room and asked to see it. She agreed.

While on the balcony, the victim told law enforcement that Senna began rubbing up against her. She told Senna she wasn’t that “kind of girl” and he backed off, stating that he would take it “slow.”

When the victim tried to walk from the balcony into the cabin, Senna allegedly blocked her path. He then pulled her shirt up and her dress down. The victim pushed his hands away and shoved him by the shoulders. She told Senna “no” several times.

Senna allegedly stated, “let me finish what I’m doing!” He began to masturbate on the woman’s knees and clothing.

The victim said that afterward, Senna said “we don’t want a big mess” as he wiped up the floor.

Senna then allegedly told the female victim that she had “put a smile” on his face and he hoped she had one too.

Deputies then spoke tried to speak with Senna at the port, but she would not talk without an attorney.

A button was found on the balcony and some of the victim’s clothing were taken as evidence. Deputies are reviewing the video surveillance taken from the casino bar and cruise ship.

Senna was arrested and charged with Battery and False Imprisonment.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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