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Man Arrested for Allegedly Strangling Female Relative Leaving Visible Injuries

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ST. CROIX — A man has been arrested for allegedly strangling a female relative to the point where visible injuries were observed on her neck and shoulder, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima has announced.

According to the news release, on Monday at approximately 9:45 p.m., VIPD Domestic Violence Unit detectives arrested 23-year-old Kevin Nelson Soto of Williams Delight and charged him with second-degree assault, domestic violence, simple assault and battery and destruction of property.

At around 6:15 p.m. that day, detectives were dispatched to a residence in Estate Upper Love where a female relative of Soto reported he strangled her during a disagreement, Mr. Derima said. The female sustained visible injuries on her neck and shoulder.

Soto was jailed without bail, in accordance with Virgin Islands domestic violence statutes pending his advisement hearing.

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