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VIPD: St. Croix’s Ryheim Moncherry Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault of 10-Year-Old Girl

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix teenager is in official custody after police said he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl last month.

Ryheim Moncherry, 19, of Frederiksted, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree aggravated rate, first-degree rape and first-degree unlawful sexual contact-domestic violence.

Police said the incident was first reported to authorities by a woman on January 9 and Moncherry was identified as the alleged assailant.

On Friday, an arrest warrant for Moncherry was signed by a Superior Court Magistrate.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) effected the arrest on Moncherry.

Unable to post $150,000 bail set by the court, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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