CHRISTIANSTED — A series of Virgin Islands Free Press reports on a “wolf” stalker who shadowed a St. Croix woman near the Christiansted Cemetery for weeks led to his eventual arrest on sex offender charges Tuesday.
Jose Enrique “Big Bad Wolf” Encarnacion, a registered sex offender, was arrested by Virgin Islands Department of Justice (VIDOJ) special agents (SID), and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) unit on St. Croix, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.
Encarnacion was arrested for failure to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders in the Virgin Islands.
Encarnacion is a Tier 3 registered offender who failed to update his registrations on May 5, 2021,
August 5, 2021, November 8, 2021, and February 2, 2022, as required by law. Additionally, during
a routine compliance check On March 1, 2022, it was revealed that he did not reside at the address
he provided and had not updated his new address with the VIDOJ as required.
VIDOJ Investigator George O’Reilly along with the agents apprehended Jose Encarnacion based on a
warrant issued on March 28, 2022. for failure to register. He was arrested at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in the
vicinity of Richmond Post Office without incident.
Meanwhile, readers of the V.I. Free Press gave the online blogsite kudos for making the case plain enough for authorities to see.
“Nice work,” Marc Christian said. “That female is very lucky that this predator didn’t get to her before the police got to him.”
“Why St. Croix have soo much rapist buddy?” Kolumbina Synara Frett asked. “Strupss ! It got sooo much easy wife out dehh and you deh buh you stalking and raping people!”
“He looking like Matilda father after she super glue he hat on he head,” Zaisha Wattley said. “Check comments.”
Encarnacion was convicted in Virgin Islands Superior Court in May 2008, for the crime of 1st Degree
Unlawful Sexual Contact. Pursuant to Chapter 86, Section 1722 of Title 14 of the V.I. Code
Encarnacion is required to register as a sex offender with the Virgin Islands Dept. of Justice
(VIDOJ) and keep his registration current. He is registered as a Tier 3 sex offender and therefore
required to appear once every 90 days from his initial registration date throughout his lifetime.
A registered sexual offender must notify the VIDOJ of his/her name, residence, temporary
lodging information, vehicle information, Internet identifiers, telephone numbers, school
information, and employment status. A team of Special Agents from the VIDOJ and Sexual
Offender Registry (SORNA) unit, with the assistance of U.S. Marshals and other local and federal
agencies, routinely conducts unannounced inspections of registered sexual offenders to verify
their locations and other personal information, such as their work and home addresses. The
Attorney General/VIDOJ is legally mandated to administer and enforce the sex offender
Registered sexual offenders in the territory are prosecuted by the attorney general for either failing to register or not keeping their registration current, as required by this law, and if convicted, the penalty is a fine of not less than $3,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00, or imprisonment for not less than three months nor more than two years, or both.
The law also provides that it is an offense to assist a sex offender to evade the registration requirements, which carries a fine of not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $2,000.00, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both.
The sex offender registry is available for public view at https://usvi.nsopw.gov