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Cruise ship worker pleads guilty to raping woman and attempting to throw her overboard

By Mason White 9:49 AM October 2, 2014
Ketut Pujayasa 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A woman survived a brutal attack by a worker on a nudist cruise.

Now, the former cruise ship employee pleaded guilty to attempted murder and aggravated sexual assault after physically assaulting the woman, raping her and trying to throw her overboard because she insulted his mother.

The man was employed as a room service attendant for the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, a Holland America Line, when he used his master key to enter the victim’s bedroom during the night.

Ketut Pujayasa, 29, of Indonesia, told investigators that when he brought the woman breakfast that morning, the woman said “wait a minute, you son of a b***h.”

Pujayasa took that as an attack on himself and on his mother. He was fuming all day and finally took revenge at night.

The woman, 31, was attacked as she slept while the cruise ship was off the coast of Roatan, Honduras. The nudist cruise had left Port Everglades in Florida, five days earlier.

The woman was assaulted with a laptop computer and curling iron. She told police that she lost consciousness at least once during the assault. She was also raped.

She was so badly injured that she was taken by air to a hospital in southern Florida. Pujayasa was arrested when the cruise ship returned to Port Everglades. Monday’s hearing was held in federal court in Miami.