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Police: Home Invader Pistol Whips, Rapes Woman On St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A woman on St. Thomas told police that she woke up early Monday morning to find a man inside her residence with a gun.

On Monday, August 15, police met with a woman at the Schneider Regional Medical Center about a sexual assault. 

The woman told police that when she woke up at about 4:30 a.m. she saw a man she did not recognize in her apartment. The man then climbed on top of her and pointed a gun at her face, she said. 

When she screamed,she said that the man pistol whipped her with the gun, telling her to shut up.

The attacker fled the apartment as soon as he was done sexually assaulting her, the woman said.

Police confirmed that the woman sustained injuries during the assault.

She is currently being treated at the hospital for her injuries, according to police.

The rape is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5556 or ext. 5557. They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers VI, the Chief’s Office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s office at (340) 715-5506.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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