After discovering a concealed camera recording footage of dozens of people, including children, in a public lavatory on a Caribbean cruise, authorities claimed one person was detained.
According to court documents, Jeremy Froias was detained last Wednesday in Puerto Rico and charged with attempted possession of child exploitation material and video voyeurism.
Froias boarded Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas in Miami on April 29 in preparation for a seven-day trip, claims a criminal complaint submitted to the federal court in San Juan.
Before sailing back to Miami on Saturday, the ship was scheduled to stop in the islands of Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.
According to officials, Froias installed a covert Wi-Fi camera in a public lavatory on the ship’s top deck between a surfing simulator and a bar a day after the cruise started when it was on international seas.
A different traveler discovered the camera a day later and informed the ship’s crew.
According to a statement from Royal Caribbean, “The matter was immediately reported to local and federal law enforcement, and the guest involved was removed from the ship by authorities for further investigation.”
According to officials, several hours’ worth of video recordings were discovered on a memory card after the ship’s security crew seized the camera.
Froias was seen in the video concealing the camera and pointing it at the bathroom.
Investigators reported that more than 150 people, including at least 40 kids, appeared in the films. Some of them were naked or almost so. Ultimately, Froias and the camera were given to the FBI in Puerto Rico.
Froias’ defense lawyer declined to comment on the situation.