Man Wanted for Rape of Minor in Custody

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Minor female reports to police she was sexually assaulted by Shawn Alexander. (Shutterstock image)

A man wanted for aggravated rape involving a minor turned himself into the authorities Monday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

On April 19 at 5:00 p.m., an adult female escorted a minor female into the police station to report she was touched inappropriately by Shawn Alexander. The child stated that Alexander sexually assaulted her and made numerous advances, and as a result, she told an adult in the household, according to the police report.

On Monday, the Criminal Investigation Bureau disseminated a wanted ad on Alexander. On Tuesday Alexander, 40, turned himself in to police. He was Mirandized and declined to make a statement, the police report stated.

Alexander was charged with aggravated rape in the first degree with his bail set at $150,000. He could not post the bail and was remanded to the John Bell Correctional Facility pending his advice of rights hearing, the report stated.