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VIPD Says Mon Bijou’s Akeem Javois Has Been Arrested On Rape Charges On St. Croix

ARRESTED: Akeem Javois of Mon Bijou

FREDERIKSTED — Police said that a Mon Bijou man has been arrested on rape charges in St. Croix on Wednesday.

Akeem Javois, 18, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. on July 26, 2017 and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

On July 24, 2017 a concerned citizen called the 911 Emergency Call Center on behalf of a female victim who stated that Javois inappropriately touched her without her permission in her genital area, according to the VIPD.

Javois was positively identified by the victim as her attacker, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Akeem Javois was booked, processed and transported to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending an advice of rights hearing, Dratte said.

His bail was set at $10,000.

To hear how police characterized the arrest in an official press release read by Dratte, press play below:

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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