ST. CROIX — A man who has been accused of rape by multiple females was again arrested on Saturday on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands, in connection with a first-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and child abuse incident that police say began in 1998 and continued until 2000, V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Saturday.
Ethelbert “Bert” Benjamin, above, age 57, , was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advise-of-rights hearing after failing to make bail of $150,000.
On Sept. 29, 2016, Mr. Benjamin was arrested on a first-degree rape charge following a report by a then-20-year-old, who stated that she was raped by Mr. Benjamin.
Mr. Benjamin was rearrested on November 22 of the same year on first-degree aggravated rape, first-degree unlawful sexual contact and child abuse charges, after a female family member of Mr. Benjamin told police that he had sexually assaulted her, according to Mr. Dratte. His bail then was also set at $150,000, according to police.
After showing up in court on November 23, Mr. Benjamin was placed under house arrest with an electronic monitoring device strapped to his person.
The V.I.P.D. is asking anyone who has been sexually abused to contact the V.I.P.D. Domestic Violence Unit at 340-778-2211 on St. Croix, or 340 774 2211 on St. Thomas. You can also send in your information to Crime Stoppers USVI, or call 911.
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - A man who police say has been impersonating a former star child actor to meet women has been arrested in Bardstown for a sexual assault and is wanted by police in four other states for the same thing.
"People aren't always who they say they are," Bardstown Police Chief Steve Uram said Friday.
Nathan Loebe, 35, was taken into custody February 9. He is being held in the Nelson County Jail on a charge of rape. Bond has been set at $2.2 million.
The assault Loebe is accused of happened during the early morning hours of Feb. 5 at a Bardstown apartment. The 40-year-old victim told police she had just become acquainted with Loebe after meeting him online.
Police said he told his victims he was Brian Bonsall, who used to play Andrew Keaton in Family Ties, except now he was all grown up.
"You would never know who his next victim would be," Uram said.
The real Brian Bonsall, who is now in a band performing in Europe, took to social media - warning people a violent man was pretending to be him. He apologized to those victimized on Twitter, saying Loebe even made a fake YouTube account.
On Friday Bonsall was on the phone with Bardstown police to help.
The day after Loebe's arrest Bardstown police learned he was wanted for questioning by Louisville Metro police and Tucson, AZ police for crimes in each city. Tucson police said they have been looking for Loebe since January in connection with nine sexual assaults and 40 open cases of stalking, harassment and making threats to women.
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