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St. Croix Man Gilroy Elcock Faces 30 Years In Prison After Being Convicted Of Videotaping Himself Having Sex With Underage Girls And Putting The Images On The Internet

CHRISTIANSTED – On August 25, 2017, after a five-day trial, a federal jury on St. Croix convicted
Gilroy Derrick Elcock, 45, of six counts of production of child pornography, two counts of aggravated rape first degree, and one count of possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said.

Production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years, according to Hewlett.

Possession of child pornography carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, and aggravated rape first-degree carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years to life imprisonment, she said.

Elcock remains in custody pending sentencing. No sentencing date has been set.

Evidence presented at trial established that Elcock met the mother of J.S. and J.J.S. in October 2013.

The mother and Elcock started dating, and in January 2014, Elcock started living with the mother and two children.

Elcock started having sexual relations with J.S.,16, and J.J.S.,12, and used his cell phone to record the sexual encounters. J.J.S. asked Elcock to stop, but he continued.

The mother spoke to J.J.S., who showed her mother Facebook messages between her and Elcock.

The messages were sexual in nature, and when the mother saw the messages, she called the police.

The subsequent investigation, including a search of Elcock’s cell phone, yielded seven videos depicting him engaged in sexual acts with J.S. and J.J.S.

In May 2014, Elcock was accused by territorial officials of having sexual relations with two underage girls in Estate La Grande Princesse, according to court records.

Elcock allegedly put the images of himself having sex with his friend’s two teenage daughters on the Internet and faced life in prison in a Superior Court case that was originally brought by the V.I. Department of Justice.

According to a fact sheet filed by VIPD detective Vanessa Richardson, Elcock befriended the family and two girls over a period of six months, gaining the trust of the family.

The most recent federal case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

https://www.justice.gov/usao-vi/pr/jury-convicts-st-croix-man-production-child-pornography-and-related-charges

https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20170510f16

 

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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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