St. Croix Man Accused Of Rape, Kidnapping Arrested By VIPD On Superior Court Bench Warrant
ACCUSED OF RAPE: Ephraim Rivera
FREDERIKSTED — A 25-year-old St. Croix man was arrested by police on Friday in connection with kidnapping and rape charges, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
Ephraim Rivera was arrested on a Virgin Islands Superior Court bench warrant that states he is wanted for first-degree rape, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful sexual contact and false imprisonment, the VIPD said.
Rivera attended an advice of rights hearing in Superior Court on Tuesday, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
He has been place under house arrest and forced to wear an electronic monitoring device, Dratte said.
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