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Hull Bay Man Arrested For Allegedly Breaking Woman’s Nose On The Beach And Strangling His Girlfriend In Their Apartment

ARRESTED: Oscar Eduardo Illescas-Gomez

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department successfully arrested 40 year-old Oscar Eduardo Illescas-Gomez of Hull Bay on Thursday, January 19, 2016, at approximately 1:00 pm.

Officers from the Economic Crime Unit (ECU) arrested Illescas-Gomez after he was positively identified as the person that assaulted the victim on December 29, 2016, while she was vacationing at a local hotel.

The assault took place on the beach and the victim sustained a broken nose, several lacerations to her face, and contusions to her jaw.

Gomez was also arrested on January 15, 2017, for 2nd Degree Assault DV after he assaulted and strangled his girlfriend at their residence.

Bail for Illescas-Gomez was set at 25,000.00 and unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing. If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident please contact VIPD at 340-774-2211 or the Economic Crime Unit at (340) 774-3942.

The information you provide continues to assist in reducing crime within the territory and leads to the arrest of the individuals responsible for senseless crimes. Make your Anonymous Tip by using Crime Stoppers USVI by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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