According to police spokesman Glen Dratte, on Thursday a Criminal Investigation Bureau detective traveled to Lanai Restaurant in Limetree, St. Thomas to serve an arrest warrant to 28-year-old Kishan Mootooveran for allegedly sexually assaultinga female on January 27.
At about 8:00p.m. the same day, Mootooveran, who is a bartender at the Lanai Restaurant, was served. He was issued a copy of the warrant, taken into custody and charged with first-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact, third-degree sexual contact, third-degree assault, simple assault and kidnapping.
Unable to make bail of $28,000, Mootooveran was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing.
The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. The V.I.P.D. is asking anyone with any information about the alleged crime to call 911, CIB Detective S. Rhymer at 340-774-2211 ext. 5572, or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers USVI here.
According to the V.I.P.D, on Wednesday an alleged female victim on St. Croix reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center that she was sexually assaulted by her intimate partner, 66-year-old Albert Edwards.
The woman stated that she arrived home from work on Wednesday and was feeling tired from a long day. Because of fatigue, the alleged victim declined sexual intercourse with Edwards and an argument ensued because of this response, the V.I.P.D. said. The woman further stated that while lying on the bed — dressed in t-shirt and tights — Edwards allegedly sat besides her and aggressively removed her tights and underwear and sexually assaulted her.
The woman further stated that she continuously pushed Edwards's hands away and told him to stop, however he refused to and continued the alleged assault until the woman pushed him away from her, according to the V.I.P.D. release.
Edwards was arrested and charged with first-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact, and simple assault and battery.