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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Shawn Tyson Charged With Second-Degree Rape

      ARRESTED: Shawn Tyson

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a St. Thomas man was arrested today for a rape took place about one month ago.

Shawn Tyson, 30,  was placed under arrest today about 9:30 a.m. after a woman identified him as the person who sexually assaulted her on January 29, 2017, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

Tyson is charged with second-degree rape, according to the VIPD.

Unable to post $50,000.00 bail, Tyson was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections (BOC).

He is scheduled for an Advice of Rights hearing in Virgin Islands Superior Court tomorrow.

The VIPD is asking for your assistance making more arrest, call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at (340) 778-2211 on STX (340) 774-2211 STT Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

1 Comment

  1. Frank
    March 3, 2017 at 3:44 AM — Reply

    He lives on St. Thomas where the alleged rape happened.

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