Police are investigating a rape incident, the second in less than one month.
According to police, the latest incident occurred on December 1, 2019, when a female was sexually assaulted in the Basseterre area.
“Investigations so far have revealed that sometime after 5:00 a.m., a male assailant held the female at knife point, pulled her into nearby bushes and assaulted her. A source has disclosed this incident occurred in the vicinity of the Seventh Day Adventist School.
The other incident occurred on November 9, when a female was sexually assaulted in the Basseterre area.
“The incident was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Investigations so far have revealed that a male assailant held the female at knife point, pulled her into nearby bushes and assaulted her,” the police said. This incident occurred in the Bird Rock area.
According to a source, police have been given a description of the assailants in both incidents.
Police have made an appeal to persons who might have any information regarding both incidents to contact the Special Victims Unit (SVU) by dialing 465-2241 ext. 4252. The SVU can also be reached via cell phone at 665-3091.
“You may also contact your nearest Police Station or call the crime hotline at 707 if you have information that can lead to the apprehension of the perpetrators,” the police statement said.
On October 23, police said a man from St Kitts was charged with two counts of Unlawful Carnal Knowledge. The offences were committed in November 2018 and between February and March 2019.
Two men from Basseterre were also slapped with rape charges on October 25, 2019. The offences occurred on August 12, 2019.
On September 30, 2019, police formally charged a male for the offences of Burglary, Rape and Buggery committed on June 4, 2019.