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Bolongo Bay Man Accused Of Raping Underage Girl In His Own Household

Mug Shot - Moses Danet

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 48-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested on statutory rape-related charged Wednesday afternoon, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Moses Danet of Bolongo Bay was arrested at 4 p.m. Wednesday and charged with first-degree aggravated rape-domestic violence, according to the VIPD.

Danet was taken into custody after a police investigation determined that he was person responsible for the rape of a minor in September, police said.

No bail was set for Danet as per the domestic violence statute. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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