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Golden Rock Man Charged With Assault After Attacking ‘Elderly’ Woman: VIPD

FIVE CORNERS — A St. Croix man was charged with assault after he allegedly attacked an “elderly family member” in his household, authorities said.

Annquan J. Wilkes, 19, of Harbor View Apartments, was arrested at 3:44 p.m. Friday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and simple assault & battery-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Wilkes admitted to assaulting an elderly family member on August 26,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Wilkes was jailed without bail, in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

Harbor View Apartments in Estate Golden Rock on St. Croix.

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

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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