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St. Croix’s Janet Santiago Allegedly Attacks 14-Year-Old Girl With Hot Water


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FREDERIKSTED — A disturbed person was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly attacked a 14-year-old girl with hot water from a pot of boiling rice.

Janet Santiago, 43, of Estate Upper Love was arrested at 2:43 p.m. Sunday and charged with second-degree assault–domestic violence.

“Officers from the Wilbur Francis Command police station were dispatched to investigate a possible assault and upon arrival they made contact with the suspect who is a know mental patient,” Virgin Islands Police Department spokesman Glen Dratte told the St. Croix Avis.

Dratte said that a preliminary police investigation revealed that Santiago allegedly spooned out hot water from a pot of rice and threw it near the victim’s eye.

The girl told police that she sustained minor injuries from the hot water being thrown in her face.

Santiago denied to police that she had thrown hot water on the girl in her household.

The VIPD did not issue an official press release on this St. Croix incident.


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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.

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