A cruise ship passenger was detained for kissing a 5-year-old child.
Ernest Richard Bishop Jr., 51, was detained Monday when the Carnival Sunrise
returned to Miami, WPLG reported. He was accused of lewdness.
The girl's father reportedly saw Bishop kiss her on the lips while at sea Saturday night.
Bishop, of Morning View, Kentucky, refused to talk to Miami-Dade police following his arrest. WPLG reported that he posted $7,500 bail. Miami-Dade Police have been contacted.
Carnival Sunrise's security crew investigated a complaint over the weekend, followed process, and alerted shoreside law police, who took action.
The visitor has been barred from future Carnival cruises, the representative said. Carnival Cruise Line lists 26 ships
The alleged incident came weeks after Massachusetts police and the FBI investigated a sexual assault on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship.