Woman Reports Being Raped in Altona Area

A woman reported to police that she had been raped by a man who picked her up early Monday, according to the V.I. Police Department.

At 4:01 a.m. Monday the 911 emergency call center was notified of a rape victim at the Schneider Regional Medical Center. According to the police report, a 21-year-old female victim told officers she had been on Guttets Gade when an unknown Black male – short hair, muscular built, with a dark complexion – forced her into a gray four-door vehicle, drove her to a dark area in Altona where she was raped.

The victim was then released and was able to walk to her residence where she notified her family about the rape.

Police urged anyone who knows about the incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.