Court: Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years In U.S. Prison

December 13, 2019

An American man convicted in a U.S. court of sexually assaulting a minor on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda was sentenced to 3.5 years in a prison, according to the U.S Department of Justice.

A statement from the U.S Department of Justice said, “A Mississippi man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for sexually assaulting a minor during a cruise from Boston to Bermuda.

“Adam Christopher Boyd, 32, of Bay Springs, Miss., was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to 42 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In April 2019, Boyd pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor.

“In August 2017, Boyd was a passenger on a seven-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda. While the ship was docked in Bermuda, Boyd sexually assaulted a minor passenger while the two were onboard the ship. The child subsequently reported that he had been raped to ship security, who notified Bermudian authorities.

“In the course of the Bermuda Police Service’s initial investigation, they arrested Boyd and notified authorities in the United States, where he was ultimately charged. Subsequent forensic testing revealed the presence of Boyd’s DNA in the minor victim’s underwear.

“Valuable assistance was also provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Bermuda Police Service, Massachusetts Port Authority and FBI Legat Bridgetown, Barbados, Sub Office Nassau. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Lelling’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and a member of the Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted the case.”

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