A 36-year-old Northern Westchester resident has been charged with raping a 70-year-old woman following a weeks-long investigation, Det. Sergeant Vincent Gruppuso of the Bedford Police Department said on Thursday.
At approximately 7:05 a.m. Sept. 2, patrols were dispatched to an address on Babbitt Road in Bedford Hills, for a reported sexual assault, and interviewed the woman, Gruppuso said.
The Bedford Police Detective Bureau then began an extensive investigation and on Thursday, detectives arrested Edras Perez Damian of Bedford Hills, who was known to the victim, according to Gruppuso.
Perez-Damian was charged with rape in the first degree. Other charges are pending, said Grupposo.
Perez-Damian was arraigned in the Bedford Justice Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail on $25,000 bail/ $50,000 bond. Perez-Damian is due back in Bedford Court on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
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