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VIPD: Eddie Benitez Jr. Arrested On Rape Charge In St. Croix


ARRESTED: Eddie Benitez Jr.

FREDERIKSTED — A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with rape-related charges, according to police.

Police said that Eddie Benitez, Jr. , 35, was arrested at 6:49 p.m. on Thursday on a charge of first-degree unlawful sexual contact based on a warrant issued by the Superior Court.

Bail for Benitez was set at $50,000.00. He was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

The VIPD, Criminal Investigations Bureau, continue to ask the community for information in solving Crime in the territory.

You can call CIB on St. Thomas at (340) 774 2211 on St. Croix (340) 778-2211 or Crime Stoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

“We can make this Virgin Islands safer for all us, the information you provide may make that difference,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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