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Sion Farm Man Arrested For Alleged Rape Of Relative: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested after police alleged that he raped a relative.

Makhi Tonge, 19, of Sion Farm was arrested at 12:47 p.m. Thursday and charged with first-degree rape-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Tonge was identified as the suspect who sexually assaulted a female relative,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

No bail was offered to Tonge as per the local domestic violence laws.

He was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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