Alleged rapist. Source: St.Lucia Online News.

A young lady was saved by her loud scream on Tuesday night after a man reportedly pounced on her in an attempt to rape her in a nearby bush.

ST. Lucia News Online reports that the incident occurred in Hewanorra Orchards in Vieux Fort.

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The public-spirited citizens of St Lucia, who heard her screaming, ran to the spot where the man was struggling to keep his grip on the lady and rescued her, a source revealed.

The accused, who is from Grace, Vieux Fort, was eventually caught and handed over to the police.

In a Facebook post, which has since been deleted, the photo of the accused was shared and captioned:

“This guy was caught tonight by the neighbors attempting to rape a 20 year old girl at Hewanorra Orchard in Vieux Fort, a friend of mine took his pic, so the police have him. The poor girl screamed so loud that’s why she was saved.”

In reference to St.Lucia law, the media is prohibited from publishing the identity of person’s accused of rape along with their alleged victims.