Mugshot of Jabbar Abdul Gereau. By THE OFFICE OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
ST. JOHN — A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly entering a man’s home without his permission and raping him repeatedly.
Last Thursday, a man presented himself to the Criminal Investigations Bureau accusing 50-year-old Jabbar A. Gereau of coming to his home on March 16, entering without permission, and forcing him to have sex for four days straight. Not strong enough to fight him off, the man told police that he felt like a hostage, as during that time Gereau reportedly kept him confined to the house in St. John. After his multi-day ordeal, during which Gereau is alleged to have called him a “good girlfriend,” the man said Gereau left the residence on March 20, saying that he was going to church.
That’s when the man said he went to the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas for medical attention.
When asked by police, the man told officers that he had never consented to having sex with Gereau, detailing the explicit nature of the forced sexual encounter between the two men. This is not the first time Gereau has attacked him in this way, the man told police. In fact, he had reported a sexual assault of a similar nature to officers at the Leader Jurgen Command police station on February 28, according to documents before the court.
The man, who has needed the assistance of a cane to walk ever since an acute illness in the past, expressed fear that Gereau would return to his residence and assault him again, and thus was provided emergency shelter.
Police made contact with Gereau on Sunday, March 26. He immediately asked if they had spoken to the man who had made the report against him. Rambling and defensive, Gereau reportedly denied the allegations, saying that he never had sex with the man in question. “How can you rape someone you know?” Gereau is reported to have asked the arresting officer, before he was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful sexual contact, first-degree assault, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and kidnapping, and disturbance of the peace with threats.
Gereau’s advice of rights hearing was scheduled for Monday March 27, 2023. There were no details of any pretrial release conditions uploaded to the court’s public portal at time of publication.