VIPD Investigating Alleged Rape on Boat on St. Thomas


The Criminal Investigation Bureau of the V.I. Police Department is investigating a reported rape on Tuesday in Estate Frydenhoj on St. Thomas.

According to a press release issued by VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, officers were dispatched to the boat yard in Estate Frydenhoj at 7:52 a.m. on Thursday, where they interviewed a woman who said that she went out for a drink on a boat on Tuesday with the boat operator, whom she had known for two weeks, when she was assaulted.

The woman told police that when she was getting ready to leave, the suspect grabbed her upper arm and threw her to the floor, striking her multiple times, causing bruising, and then assaulted her physically and sexually.

The case is under investigation by the CIB. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau Officer S. Donastorg at 340-774-2211, ext. 5610, or Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1-800-222-8477, or go online at or