Registered Sex Offender Jose Encarnacion Arrested

On Tuesday, V.I. Attorney General Denise George announced that 38-year-old Jose E. Encarnacion, a registered sex offender, was arrested on St. Croix by V.I. Justice Department Special Agents, and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act unit. Encarnacion was arrested because he failed to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders in the Virgin Islands.

Jose E. Encarnacion (Photo courtesy of VIDOJ)

Encarnacion is a Tier 3 registered offender who failed to update his registrations on May 5, 2021, Aug. 5, 2021, Nov. 8, 2021, and Feb. 2, 2022, which is required by law, according to the press release issued by George.

During a routine compliance check on March 1, it was also revealed that he was not living at the address he provided, and he failed to update his new address with the DOJ as required. DOJ Investigator George O’Reilly and the agents apprehended Encarnacion based on a warrant issued on March 28 for failure to register, the release stated. He was arrested without incident at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in the vicinity of Richmond Post Office, it said.

In May 2008, Encarnacion was convicted in V.I. Superior Court of first-degree unlawful sexual contact. According to Chapter 86, Section 1722 of Title 14 of the V.I. Code, Encarnacion is required to register as a sex offender with the Justice Department and keep his registration current. He must appear once every 90 days from his initial registration date throughout his lifetime.

The sex offender registry is available for public view at