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Crimes on the high seas may refer to physical crimes such as assault or rape against an individual or crimes against a vessel’s crew such as piracy. In either case, the FBI may have jurisdiction to investigate and cases that violate federal law may be brought by the U.S. Attorney’s office in federal district court.
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