Teen Reports Attack by Stranger in Putnam Valley

Girl was walking dog in her neighborhood

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported attack upon a teenaged girl in Putnam Valley. The girl, age 14, was not seriously hurt in the incident.

The victim was reportedly walking her family dog along Timberline Court in Putnam Valley at about 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1, when the attack occurred. The girl reported that an unknown man drove up in a car, got out and grabbed her. A brief struggle ensued, and then the suspect got back in his car and drove away.

The victim used a cellphone to call 911. Sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect, without success.

The girl suffered minor scratches in the incident. She was taken to New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, where she was treated and released.

The girl described her attacker as a white male, in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black sneakers. The car he was driving was described as a later-model silver or white four-door sedan. The car had New York license plates with a white-colored background.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 845-225-4300. Calls will be kept confidential.

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