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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in February appeared in a federal courtroom to hear the charges against him for the first time today. Osvaldo Tavarez, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after a Federal Grand Jury returned a two-count indictment

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica who was arrested after a fight in April faces 10 years in prison after admitting in federal court to being an illegal alien with a gun. Lester Gabriel Charles, 35, of Roseau pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis Gomez to possession of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A government contractor teaching computer skills for the Department of Labor has been given 1.5 years in prison by a federal judge for alien smuggling and identification fraud. Dean Baptiste, 53, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Wednesday on separate indictments charging conspiracy to traffic illegal aliens and bank

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court today for entering St. Thomas illegally. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico, was given four months in prison for illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez also sentenced Moreno

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SECURITY OFFICE NEAL CHESTERFIELD: Sentenced to 5.83334 years in prison today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former “dignity officer” assigned to Gov. Kenneth Mapp was given nearly six years in prison today for admitting to a cocaine-smuggling operation that spanned five years. Neal Chesterfield, 41, of St. Thomas was sentenced to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former peace officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) was found guilty of trying to move at least 100 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. mainland in federal court on Thursday. Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Mexican national who was once deported from the United States tried to sneak in again on St. Thomas this morning, authorities said. Filiberto Moreno, 50, of Mexico City, was arrested today on a complaint charging him with illegal reentry into the United States, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In 1983, President Ronald Regan proclaimed May 25th National Missing Children’s Day. The day was observed after a string of child abductions gained national attention. Each year, the U.S. Department of Justice through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, commemorates Missing Children’s Day with a

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ARRESTED AT CYRIL E. KING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: ASHLEY WARNER OF TORTOLA, BVI CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Tortola men were taken into federal custody at the St. Thomas airport on Thursday with 24 pounds of cocaine, authorities said. Jason Frett, 36, and Ashley Warner, 54, each of the British Virgin Islands,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix baggage handler who was caught with cocaine strapped to his leg at the airport was given two years in prison by a federal judge, authorities said. Ray Harris, Jr., 24, was sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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