St. Croix Man Offers To Drive Woman Home, But Rapes Her Along The Way
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man offered to drive a woman home, but first took a detour along the way in order to rape her, authorities said.
Police were notified of a first-degree rape at 5:58 p.m. on Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
A female victim reported that she accepted a ride home from a male acquaintance, according to the VIPD.
“The male took her against her will to a different location, where he sexually assaulted her,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The victim stated that she was in fear for her life during the encounter. The male took her home after the incident.”
This case is currently under active investigation.
If you have information that can help police solve this crime, please call 911, the Crime Tip Line at (340) 778-4950, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).