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Woman who accepted ride from stranger allegedly raped in USVI

May 7th, 2018 | Tags: rape Altona Lagoon stranger VIPD Glen Dratte
An area in Altona Lagoon in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (USVI) [US], where a woman, who accepted a ride from a stranger, was allegedly raped on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Photo: VIC

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI— A woman who accepted a ride from a stranger told police on Saturday, May 5, 2018 that she was raped by the man after being driven to the Altona Lagoon in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (USVI) [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glenn Dratte announced Sunday May 6, 2018.

According to Mr Dratte, on Saturday at approximately 11:50 P.M., the 911 emergency call center received a call reporting a sexual assault at the Altona Lagoon. Upon officers’ arrival to the area, they encountered a female individual who stated that she was in Christiansted going to meet with friends, when a tan-colored male individual met her and started a conversation.

The man then offered her a ride and told her he could drop her off to meet with her friends. But instead of taking the woman to her destination, he took her to the Altona Lagoon area and sexually assaulted her, according to the victim.

The VIPD is asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 340-778-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI with an anonymous tip here.

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