According to police, a 51-year old Kentucky man was arrested for allegedly kissing a 5-year old girl on the lips aboard a cruise ship. Local 10.
Ernest Richard Bishop Jr. was arrested by Miami-Dade officers Monday. He was charged for lewd, lascivious conduct, Newsweek reports.
Cops believe that Bishop was seen by the girl’s father kissing his daughter on the lips while the ship was at Sea Saturday night. Newsweek reported.
Bishop was taken into custody after the cruise ship he was on, the Carnival Sunrise, returned to port in Miami, Newsweek reported.
Bishop was then brought to the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Sexual Crime Investigations Unit, for an interview. But cops say that he refused talk to detectives with no attorney present. NBC 6 reported.
Bishop was booked and taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. After being arrested, he later posted a $7500 bond according to Local 10.
Local 10 reports that he returns to court in November for an arraignment.
Inside Edition Digital reached out the Miami-Dade court in an attempt to find out if Bishop entered a plea, or if he has legal representation. However, we have not received a reply.