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Former St. Croix Kayaker Accused Of Domestic Violence In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A former St. Croix resident is accused of domestic violence in Puerto Rico after an alleged incident last summer, authorities said.

Craig Herbert Scott has been out on bail in Puerto Rico since July 24, 2020 in case #202010002874 of the Criminal Superior Court in Aguadilla, court records indicate.

The alleged victim in the domestic violence case told the Virgin Islands Free Press that she has been forced to endure six previous preliminary hearings in Puerto Rico over the matter.

“The next court date is April 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.” she told the V.I. Free Press. “Supposed to be either the trial or him accepting a plea deal.  The case is ‘with merit’ meaning the evidence is strong.”

The victim, who has a protective order against Craig, said she is hoping to reach the conclusion of the court dates with her seventh appearance in Puerto Rico Superior Court next month so she can move on with her life.

Scott ran a kayak business with the alleged victim when he lived and worked on St. Croix.

The victim said she was in an intimate relationship with Craig for at least six years, mostly on St. Croix.

“I was his victim and I will not be silent!” she said.

LEY 54 Art. 3.1. GRAVE (1989) Abuse
Any person who uses physical force or psychological violence, intimidation or persecution on
the person of their spouse, former spouse, or the person with whom they cohabit or have
cohabited, or the person with whom they maintain or have sustained a consensual relationship,
or the person with whoever has procreated a son or daughter, regardless of the sex, marital
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status of any of the persons involved in
the relationship, to cause physical harm to their person, to the assets appreciated by them,
except Those that belong exclusively to the offender, or to the person of another or to cause
serious emotional damage, will incur a fourth degree felony in their upper half.
The Court may impose the penalty of restitution, in addition to the established penalty of
imprisonment.

LEY 54 ART.3.3 3ER GRADO (1989)
Maltreatment by threat.
Any person who threatens to cause harm to their spouse, former spouse, the person with whom
they cohabit or with whom they have cohabited or with whom they maintain or have sustained a
consensual relationship, or the person with whom they have procreated a son or daughter,
regardless of the sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or immigration status of
any of the people involved in the relationship, to the assets appreciated by it, except those that
belong exclusively to the offender, or to the person of another, will incur a serious crime of fourth
degree in its upper half. The Court may impose the penalty of restitution, in addition to the established penalty of
imprisonment.

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

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