STT Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor

Jefferson Faustin, age 31 of Estate Lovenlund, turned himself in to the V.I. Police Department at 9:48 p.m. Saturday after learning he was wanted.

According to police he was arrested and charged with aggravated rape, child abuse, and unlawful sexual contact.

Police said Faustin sexually assaulted a minor female on several occasions.

After failing to post bail in the amount of $75,000, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.

Detectives urged anyone with any information about the crime to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5610 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS.) Tips phoned into Crime Stoppers that help resolve a police case can earn the caller an anonymous cash reward.