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VIPD: St. Thomas’ Marciano Rivera Arrested In Rape Of Minor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An 18-year-old St. Thomas man has been charged in the rape of a minor, authorities said.

Marciano Rivera was arrested about 7 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree aggravated rape, first-degree unlawful sexual contact and child abuse of a minor, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Marciano bail was set at $250,000. Unable to post bail he was remanded to the custody of 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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