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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Shawn Tyson Charged With Second-Degree Rape

      ARRESTED: Shawn Tyson

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a St. Thomas man was arrested today for a rape took place about one month ago.

Shawn Tyson, 30,  was placed under arrest today about 9:30 a.m. after a woman identified him as the person who sexually assaulted her on January 29, 2017, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Tyson is charged with second-degree rape, according to the VIPD.

Unable to post $50,000.00 bail, Tyson was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections (BOC).

He is scheduled for an Advice of Rights hearing in Virgin Islands Superior Court tomorrow.

The VIPD is asking for your assistance making more arrest, call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (340) 778-2211 on STX (340) 774-2211 STT Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. Frank
    March 3, 2017 at 3:44 AM — Reply

    He lives on St. Thomas where the alleged rape happened.

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