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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Filipino National Indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse on Board a Cruise Ship Bound for the USVI

St. Thomas, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced today the return of an indictment charging a Filipino national, Louis Isom Mangampat, with aggravated sexual abuse. Mangampat was arraigned in federal court today in St. Thomas.

According to the indictment, Mangampat sexually assaulted a woman while on board a cruise ship bound for the Virgin Islands.

The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Blecher.

An indictment is merely a formal charging document, and it is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated November 7, 2019