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St. Thomas Man Charged with Rape of Minor

October 07, 2021

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On October 6, at 6:20 p.m., police arrested Mackeem Appleton, age 28 of Contant Knolls – charged with 2nd Degree Rape, Delinquency of a Minor, Child Abuse, Unlawful Sexual Contact, 2nd Degree Aggravated Rape, and Prohibition of Visual Medium Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct.

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Mackeem Appleton

Appleton is accused of the sexual assault of a female minor in an incident that occurred on July 1 at his residence. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections after failing to post $100,000 bail, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information should call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5572, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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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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