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Rape Suspect Rearrested on Second Set of Charges

Ethelbert “Bert" C. Benjamin Jr., 56, of Christiansted was arrested Nov. 22 on a Superior Court warrant charging him with aggravated rape in the first degree and other crimes, two months after being arrested on another rape charge, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

On Nov 23, Benjamin was present at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands and was advised of his rights by the magistrate. Along with the aggravated rape charge, he was charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact and child abuse.

His bail was set at $150,000 and he was placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring.

At about 9:15 a.m. on Sept. 29, Benjamin was arrested and charged with first-degree rape after a 20-year-old woman made a statement claiming that he raped her.

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