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St. Thomas Man Charged with Domestic Violence Rape

January 15, 2022

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On January 14, at 5:02 p.m., police arrested Shamall Fleming, age 30 of Estate Nazareth, charging him with 1st Degree Rape, Domestic Violence.

Shamall Fleming

The victim of this incident reported to police that Fleming threatened her with a machete and sexually assaulted her on January 7. Fleming was jailed without bail, as per the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police Barrington Thomas, Sr. stated, “We have no tolerance for incidents of domestic violence in our islands.” He continued, “No matter the relationship, if your partner says no, it is time to stop.” Chief Thomas encourages the community to report incidents of domestic violence by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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