A Disney Wonder cruise ship crew member, Omer Yuksel Songur, 38 from Turkey has been charged with a sex related crime that took place on August 31, 2006 aboard Disney Cruises' Disney Wonder. while serving onboard one of their cruise ships.
The food service employee was charged with disorderly conduct and exposing himself, after three female passengers reported that he exposed his genitals to them.
Upon the ship returning to Port Canaveral, Florida, he was arrested.
Songur was arrested by Brevard County sheriff's agents. He was being held in Brevard County Jail with bail set at $500
Songur had been with the cruise line for over a year and according to his employer and had never been in trouble before.
Once the crime was reported to the cruise ship managment, they said they isolated him from areas used by passengers.
Disney Cruise Line spokeswoman Rena Langley said that the company cooperated with Brevard agents as well as the Coast Guard and the FBI.
She also said that Omer Yuksel Songur was no longer employed by the cruise line after the incident.
Songur will be released only to federal immigration officers if he can post bail or the case is resolved. He will most likely be returned to Turkey.
Omer Yuksel Songur
Cruise Ship Crew Exposes Self To Passsengers
Disney Cruise Lines - Wonder - August 31, 2006