Man authorities accuse of crawling into bed of woman he was visiting faces rape charges


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ST. THOMAS - A Puerto Rico man is facing charges of first-degree rape after police said he crawled into bed with a woman who believed that he was her husband.

Irvin "Papones" Decasio-Flores, 39, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape after V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr III approved two warrants allowing authorities to arrest Flores and collect DNA samples from him.

Carr advised Flores of his rights Saturday in V.I. Superior Court and set his bail at $75,000. Flores was arrested April 16, though it is unclear where authorities found him.

About 10:30 p.m. March 7, 2013, Flores crawled into bed with a woman who thought he was her husband, according to an affidavit written by V.I. Police Sgt. Celeste Potter. Flores had been visiting the woman's husband, and staying with the couple, Potter said.

The woman said she awoke to Flores touching her, and she told him - still thinking that it was her husband - to stop because the shot that she was taking to prevent pregnancy expired that morning, she told police.

Though Flores took the woman's underwear off, he initially stopped touching her, until she rolled over, and he got on top of her, according to the affidavit.

Still under the impression that Flores was her husband, the woman told him to do what he had to do, after which he had sex with her, she told police. After intercourse, she touched Flores and realized he was not her husband, according to the report.

The woman's husband was sleeping on a nearby couch, and she woke him and told him what happened, after which he attacked Flores, according to Potter's affidavit.

Flores then left, leaving behind his passport and luggage, Potter wrote.

When the woman told her female roommate at the time what happened, the roommate told her that Flores had tried the same thing with her about a year and a half earlier, and that woman's husband had to kick Flores out of their home at the time, as well, according to the affidavit.

- Contact Jenny Kane at 714-9102 or email jkane@dailynews.vi.

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