St. Croix Woman Charged After Leaving Daughter Alone in Car

ST. CROIX, USVI – On Feb 24 at around 8:45 a.m., Olga T. Reyes, age 36 of Peter’s Rest, was arrested and charged with Child Neglect.

A few hours earlier, Reyes reported to police that her 6-year-old daughter was abducted. Investigation revealed, however, that Reyes went to a male acquaintance’s residence at about 1:45 a.m., leaving her daughter in her vehicle unattended. The minor contacted a relative to pick her up.

When Reyes returned to her vehicle sometime later, she realized that her daughter was not there. Police were notified several hours after Reyes noticed her daughter missing. The minor was found in good health. Reyes admitted to leaving the minor in the vehicle unattended and was arrested as a result.

Bail for Reyes was set at $10,000.  Unable to post bail, she was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending her Advice of Rights hearing.