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Taxi man allegedly ‘abducts’ children; assaults their older sibling

- police allegedly returned children to the custody of their mother
Information just reaching our newsroom is that police are investigating an alleged abduction and assault matter that allegedly occurred on the western end of Tortola on May 12, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
WEST END, Tortola, VI- Information just reaching our newsroom is that police are investigating an alleged abduction and assault matter that allegedly occurred on the western end of Tortola on May 12, 2020.

According to reports, the alleged perpetrator is a taxi driver, who took two of his children from the home of their mother against her will and also allegedly assaulted his children’s older sibling, who tried to prevent him from taking the children.

Our newsroom was told that the mother of the taxi driver’s young children had left them in the care of her eldest son, who is not the son of the taxi driver, sometime between 8:00am and 9:00am.

Sometime between 11:00am and 12noon, the young adult sibling suspected someone at the home and upon investigating discovered it was the father of his two underage siblings, who allegedly demanded him to hand over the two children to him.

On the side of caution, the young man reportedly called his mother at work who instructed him not to release the children.

Young adult overpowered

It is alleged that when the mother’s instructions were related to the children’s father, the man forced himself into the home and, while the young man attempted to stop him, it is alleged the taxi driver grabbed him by the neck and a struggled ensued.

Overpowering the young man, the father grabbed his two children, one said to be totally naked at the time, and departed.

According to our senior police sources, a report was made to police but could not say if any charges have been laid.

Police sources informed this news site that police subsequently found the father and his children in his vehicle at his home and was taken into custody.

The children were shortly after returned to the care of the mother, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

33 Responses to “Taxi man allegedly ‘abducts’ children; assaults their older sibling”

  • Jeeze (15/05/2020, 14:54) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    This dude need a good A** whipping. If I were their neighbor, and this was going down, I would have beat the daylights out of the fool. He did that to spite/hurt the mother.
    • ALSO (15/05/2020, 15:20) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      He needs to be charged with assault for laying hands on the older sibling. He was trying to protect his younger siblings. The father took advantage of the situation. He did that to hurt the mother. Glad the kids are ok.
      • island man (15/05/2020, 18:36) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
        No send him home on this one all you one sided
        • Twinkie (20/05/2020, 09:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          Yeah island man we go send him right tortola because seems as if anything happen tortola is who not from thpeople
    • To Jeeze (15/05/2020, 16:18) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
      He need more than a ass whipping. Imagine taking the children while 1 was naked....WOW! What an animal. I dont care if he hates his childmother or can't get along with her...boss, at least try and be civil for YOUR CHILDREN. Gosh!!
      • Things to talk with Andy (15/05/2020, 22:20) Like (7) Dislike (5) Reply
        Why was the girl child naked while at home with her older brother? The father maybe suspected that his daughters were being molested. Every story have two sides. There's more to the mortar.
        • Hmm (16/05/2020, 17:16) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
          Things to talk with Andy mind your business things to get sue for.
        • ? (18/05/2020, 16:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          There are two sides to a story, but you were not there. No need to add fuel to a fire you didn't start. How you know the child didn't just take a bath? LOL WOW at you.
      • the rock (15/05/2020, 22:43) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
        Why was the child naked?
  • 2020 (15/05/2020, 15:13) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Numerous times we will never know the full story to a matter.

    However, I will say this: there are certain wicked parents who are so deep in their wrong/evil that they use the children and human laws they think they have backing them to get back at the good though imperfect parent(s). But what these bad wicked parents forget or outrightly refuse to acknowledge is that there is a God up high that looks real low.
    • @2020 (15/05/2020, 18:33) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Time and time again the laws fail the children and no-one cares about how present behaviours of parents can have adverse effects on children.
    • please (15/05/2020, 19:46) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why don’t you all try marrying someone instead of having all these children about the place. Only the children suffers, you adults need to stop all this drama about the place.
      • care (16/05/2020, 18:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        Oh hush up how many husbands leave thete wifes for other women and leave chrildren behind.
  • VINO (15/05/2020, 15:14) Like (1) Dislike (24) Reply
    Is he a local or one from down Island????
  • please (15/05/2020, 15:30) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Throw away the key
    • @Please (15/05/2020, 19:23) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Why? It have who does murder theirs and walk away free here in BVI one side bias people
  • True (15/05/2020, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    assault battery charges need to be laid as well as forced entry
  • Common (15/05/2020, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    A hen with three chick two cock ...........
  • idiots (15/05/2020, 18:52) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    You people reading the way this story is written or the actual story. How the f a father wanting to see his children for whatever reasons we the public doesn't know and the mother who could've been spiteful putting her children to interfer with the man who is their father. Well if it was me it would've been the same thing so you stupid nosy folks who like drama need to leave this man alone
  • @IDIOTS (15/05/2020, 19:38) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    You are also an idiot because you, yourself is speculating.

    Don't be an idiot read it for what you see
  • Father too (15/05/2020, 19:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Whilst im against what the father did and needs to be dealtu with legally by far the court take us man for granted who wants to be in our children lives and assists the females with thier countless behaviers creating distance between a man and his child. When this continues u will get theese type of behvior and long run only the child suffers or they see the other parent for who they are. And happening a wedge os being created with the assistance of the court for what
    • @ Father too -Understand your point (18/05/2020, 10:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      We need to see men as more than just a pay cheque and also as caregivers and supports. I don't know the specific situation here surrounding this family so I cannot honestly comment. I however feel the need to point out that even when couples break up children are still to be treated as more than just bargaining chips.
  • AYO FAS (15/05/2020, 20:42) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    None of you know the circumstances. We could all speculate. Should I also do that? Maybe the mother wanted more money to do her hair and nails now that curfew ease up and stop the father from seeing the children. Why was one child naked. Maybe the older one was too young to be a babysitter or god knows what else. So let them deal with they business. how is this in the news. damn gossip rag.
  • Dulce (16/05/2020, 01:05) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    If those are his children and no courtsutody agreement, he takes them whenever he so desires.
    We would need to know if the Mother and Dad have a custody arrangement.

  • BIG M (16/05/2020, 06:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    He entered the premises without permission so that is Criminal Trespass. He assault the young man that is Common Assault Abduction for taking the children.
    Burglary for breaking into the house.
  • Sad (16/05/2020, 07:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Regardless of the situation between the mother and father. Violence in the presence of children is Child Abuse at its finest! How awful for those children to have to witness their father assaulting their brother. This is horribly shameful!
  • Know all (16/05/2020, 08:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    He usually have access to the kids he has with her ( he has many kids that he dont treat as well as hers)... He just dont like people to tell him NO
  • Sad (16/05/2020, 10:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    @Father too... I hear you sir! My son is a father too and he himself is dealing with a mother who tries to control when he gets to see his son. They were never married, so he must go thru the courts to get visitation. That being said, you still don’t go busting up in the mother’s home and assault your children’s brother in front of your children tho. Violence in front of children is NEVER ok. That’s child abuse!
    • Father too (16/05/2020, 19:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If ya did read my thing you would see the first thing i say im against what he did and it need to be dealth with legally. Ionly went into the issues thats cause some man to behave the way they do amd wven if they go court the woman dem still act the same way
  • hypocrite (16/05/2020, 14:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    U be surprised to see those of who there talking also upright about the situation ...wen there them self worst that the fu..Ken problem with people in this earth set of hypocrite...there got no dam moral none them wah like to talk on here sir and trying hid there dirty conscience...but look at the fruit that fsll from the tree and u can tell that of it tree...hmm...

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