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Woman Allegedly Punched In The Face And Choked By St. Thomas’ Julian Frett: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman told police that a man had punched her in the face and choked her in a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Julian Frett, 63, was arrested about 9:15 p.m. on Friday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The victim in this incident stated that Frett struck her in her face and strangled her,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The female victim sought medical attention at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Hospital Emergency Room for her injuries, according to the VIPD.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Anyone with any information about this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 715-5535 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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