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St. Croix Man Who Assaulted 2 Underage Girls, Fired His Gun Off In Room With Them, Arrested By Police: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly beat at least one of two underage girls and fired a gun off in their presence two months ago turned himself in to police without incident on Monday, authorities said.

M’wanga Audain, 40 of Grove Place, was arrested at 9:47 a.m. Monday and charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, unauthorized possession of a firearm, aggravated assault and battery, possession of ammunition, discharging and aiming a firearm, simple assault & battery, and third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Audain was charged in connection with an incident that occurred on May 8, 2020 in Mutual Homes, where he allegedly assaulted two minor females and discharged a firearm within the residence,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Audain was set at $100,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice- of-rights hearing.

Audain, a resident of St. Croix Mutual Homes Apartments, voluntarily surrendered himself to police after learning that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, according to Derima.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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