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Man arrested for lewd acts on STT Safari ride

June 1st, 2024 | Tags: USVI arrest charges Virgin Islands
Mugshot of Coulav Swan arrested for lewd acts on a STT safari ride. Photo: USVIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI - The V.I. Police Department has reported the arrest of Coulav Swan, 51, following allegations of unwanted advances towards female passengers on a Safari ride. The incident took place on Monday, May 27, at approximately 9:00 a.m.

According to the VIPD, four female victims reported the incident to the police. The first complainant described encountering a tall black male wearing a black shirt and jeans as she was boarding the Safari.

According to her statement, the man, later identified as Swan, sat up partially and thrust himself towards her as she passed to take her seat. Once seated, the male’s behavior escalated as he began rubbing her thigh repeatedly and attempted to place his arm around her shoulder. Several passengers on the Safari witnessed the suspect’s lewd behavior.

Following an investigation, Swan was identified as the suspect. On Tuesday, May 28, at approximately 1:24 p.m., Swan was brought to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Upon arrival, he was read his constitutional rights and consented to an interview, during which he admitted to several of the allegations from the incident. Consequently, Swan was arrested and charged with unlawful sexual contact and obscene and indecent exposure. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections with bail set at $35,000.

The case is currently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. The VIPD urges anyone with information regarding this crime to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Detective S. Donastorg at 340-774-2211 ext. 5575, or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-TIPS.


4 Responses to “Man arrested for lewd acts on STT Safari ride”

  • Hmm (01/06/2024, 17:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Look his face
  • tola (01/06/2024, 19:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Wickedness (01/06/2024, 22:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    This should not be in the news because he has mental issues. What do you expect from him.
    The system has should not be charging him. If they were giving him the help he needs he would not be out and about to do something like this.

    May Jehovah be with him!
  • Big Richard (02/06/2024, 06:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is one of those “see we’re not the only ones they do it to “ articles.

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