Tutu man, 64, charged with assault after woman reports he hit her when she refused to have sex


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ST. THOMAS - A 64-year-old man is accused of striking a woman several times after the woman refused to have sex with him.

Peter William Allen, a self-employed mason from Estate Tutu, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with simple assault, destruction of property and disturbance of the peace, according to the probable cause fact sheet.

Police initially charged Allen with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, according to the arrest log, but the evidence before the court Wednesday morning, during Allen's advice-of-rights hearing, was insubstantial for the sexual contact charge.

Police were dispatched to the woman's home about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, after Allen left her house and walked back to his own, where he lives with his wife, the woman told police.

The woman said that Allen came to her home expecting to have sex, but she did not feel like it.

The woman said Allen fondled her without her permission and then struggled with her before striking her several times because she would not have sex with him.

The woman told her 12-year-old son to call the police, and Allen left the premises, she said.

Allen told police that he did strike the woman, who he had hoped to have sex with, according to the probable cause fact sheet.

He was tired of the "situation" at this point, he told them, because she continuously was agreeing to have intercourse, and then would change her mind, the probable cause fact sheet said.

Police found a pair of underwear that the woman said Allen tore off of her, and also found an abrasion on the woman's face, according to the probable cause fact sheet.

V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Henry Carr released Allen on his own recognizance, though police initially set his bail at $35,000.

Carr ordered Allen to stay away from the woman, her son and the property on which they live.

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

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