CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man accused of a kidnapping and rape near the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority surrendered to police without incident today, authorities said.
Carl M. Fleming Jr., 29, was arrested at 8:30 a.m., and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, kidnapping and third-degree robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Bail for Fleming was set at $100,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
Officers from the Richard Callwood Command were dispatched to the area of Annas Fancy, regarding an assault on July 1, according to the VIPD.
“Investigation revealed that a female victim was sexually assaulted on Mosquito Point Road, area of WAPA,” VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said. “Based upon video surveillance and other information received by Detectives, a suspect was identified as Carl M. Fleming Jr.”
Fleming surrendered to detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau this morning.
This case is currently under active investigation by the CIB.
Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ex. 5576/5572. You can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or the Chief’s office at 340-715-5548 or the Commissioner’s Office at 340-715-5506..