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Hospital Ground Man Charged With Rape After Domestic Violence Incident

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas resident was charged with rape after a domestic violence incident, authorities said.

Justin J.T. Diaz, 31 of Hospital Ground, was arrested at 2 p.m. today and charged with third-degree rape—domestic violence, unlawful sexual contact, disturbance of the peace by threats—domestic violence, simple assault—domestic violence and telephone harassment—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Diaz was identified the victim as the individual, who allegedly sexually assaulted her,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Diaz was not offered bail, in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this news article are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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