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Rape Suspect Arrested in Frederiksted

A 30-year-old man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl turned himself in Saturday, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to police, at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Michael Ortiz turned himself in at the B Command Zone in Mars Hill, Frederiksted. Ortiz was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated rape/domestic violence.

No bail was set,  as per the domestic violence statute. Ortiz was transported to the Golden Grove Detention Facility pending his advice of rights hearing.

At 1:58 a.m. Friday, the 911 emergency call center received a complaint of a rape. Responding officers were told by the 14- year-old victim that she had been raped by someone whom she knows, and identified Ortiz.

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Police urged anyone with information on this or any other crime to the department at 340-778-2211 on St. Croix, 340-774-2211 on St Thomas, the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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