St. Croix couple arrested in connection with rape of woman in their vehicle


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ST. CROIX - Police arrested two people Monday morning in connection with a rape that was reported on Feb. 3.

Jeury-Jordany Bridge, 31, of Work and Rest, and Glay Mejia, 24, also of Work and Rest, were arrested on first-degree rape charges, according to the V.I. Police Department's arrest log.

The arrest log indicates that Bridge, who is a man, and Mejia, who is a woman, are boyfriend and girlfriend and that Mejia is accused of helping Bridge while he raped a woman in their vehicle. The arrest log indicates that Mejia also is charged with third-degree assault.

They are scheduled to be advised of their rights on the charges this morning.

V.I. Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said preliminary reports indicate that the victim, a 24-year-old woman, told police she caught a ride from Times Square with the couple about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 3. Rames said the report indicated that the victim knew the couple.

The woman told police that when they got to Peter's Rest, they pulled over and Mejia held her hands down while Bridge raped her, Rames said.

The victim told police that when she got out of the car, she told Mejia and Bridge she was going to police, and that as she walked in front of the car, they hit her with it, causing bruises to her leg, Rames said.

The woman told police she walked to a nearby a gas station and was able to get home, from where she called police, Rames said.

Bridge and Mejia were arrested at 10:59 a.m. Monday. Bail initially was set at $75,000 each.

They are scheduled to see a judge today, who will determine whether there was probable cause for their arrest and advise them of their rights.

- Contact Joy Blackburn at 714-9145 or email jblackburn@dailynews.vi.

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