Port Chester police are investigating a possible sexual assault after finding a teenage girl "partially clothed" and unconscious in the back of a car on Smith Street.
Detectives have arrested 18-year-old William Christopher Avelar of Port Chester and charged him with felony false imprisonment in the incident, which police said started with an unsupervised party at a Rye Brook home where teenagers were drinking alcohol.
Officers were called to Smith Street on Wednesday after a passerby reported a woman in need of assistance.
The victim was unconscious officers "determined that the female had been dragged numerous times, partially clothed, back into a vehicle that was found parked at the scene," according to police.
Avelar was nearby, and after an investigation police charged him with first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a felony. He was arraigned and sent to Westchester County Jail on $3,000 bail. Avelar's next court date is slated for July 21.
Police are still sorting out the details.
"An investigation into the possibility of a sexual assault is still ongoing," reads a press release issued today by the Port Chester Police Department. "Investigators from both the Port Chester and Rye Brook police Departments are also looking into the source of the alcohol as well as the activities involving otheryouths believed to have been at the gathering."
"There is a possibility of upgraded or additional charges being filed at the conclusion of the investigation."
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