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22-Year-Old Had Sexual Contact With Underage Girl In Southeast, Police Say

Gildardo Perez.
Gildardo Perez. Photo Credit: New York State Police

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - A Putnam County man was arrested by state police after allegedly having sexual contact with a girl under the age of 15.

New York State Police troopers arrested 22-year-old Brewster resident Gildardo Perez on Tuesday following an investigation into reports of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Troopers were dispatched by Putnam County 911 on Aug. 11 to investigate a reported sexual offense that occurred in Southeast. The investigation determined that Perez allegedly subjected his victim to sexual contact after acquainting himself with the girl on Facebook.

Perez was arrested and charged with a felony count of second-degree criminal sexual act. He was arraigned in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is due back in court next month.

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