PORT EVERGLADES, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl aboard a cruise ship this week may face increased monitoring if freed from jail, a Broward County, Fla., judge said.
Luiz Scavone, 20, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was arrested in Port Everglades Tuesday on one count of lewd and lascivious battery, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
During a court hearing Wednesday, Judge John "Jay" Hurley ordered that should Scavone be freed on bail, he must wear an electronic monitoring device and stay away from airports and ports.
"People who are from Brazil can go to Brazil, and there's very little chance that they'll be brought back to the United States," Hurley said, citing Brazil's ban on the extradition of Brazilian natives.
Scavone, along with a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody after a 15-year-old girl accused the two of raping her aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
The teen suspect is being held at Broward County's Juvenile Assessment Center, while Scavone is in custody without bond at a Broward jail.