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Sexual Relations With 15-Year-Old Girl Land Campo Rico Man In Jail … AGAIN!

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who maintained an ongoing sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in his own household was arrested on Monday morning, authorities said.

Jacoy Q. Kentish, 20, of Campo Rico, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. Monday and charged with second-degree aggravated-rape-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The investigation revealed that Kentish was in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female, in violation of local statutes regarding the minor’s age of consent,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

It is the second time in 28 months that Kentish has been accused of raping a 15 or 16-year-old girl on St. Croix, according to VIPD records.

He was last accused of rape in May of 2019 by a 16-year-old girl at Croixville Apartments in Estate Grove Place.

Jacoy Kentish (far right, face not obscured) on Facebook.

Kentish was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections without bail, as per the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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