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Police have charged a Port Chester man with felony unlawful imprisonment, and say they're investigating the possibility of sexual assault. The incident began with a party in Rye Brook, where the teenagers were drinking alcohol, police said.

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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Nik Bonopartis July 13, 2011 at 04:37 PM
I suppose anything can be interpreted the wrong way, but it is a factor. It also cuts both ways: Immigrants are prime targets for predatory criminals. We've seen this again and again in Port Chester. If you've got a gun and you want to relieve someone of their wallet and cell phone late at night on Poningo Street, who's the easier target? The legal citizen who will report the robbery to police, or the illegal immigrant who does not have a bank account, carries around all his cash, and is far less likely to report the incident for fear of deportation? It's also a fact that the local police are forbidden from confirming resident status or enforcing federal immigration law. That's a policy issue decided by lawmakers, not law enforcement. I hope we can acknowledge these things without having to worry that fact will be misinterpreted as racism.
George Datino July 13, 2011 at 04:43 PM
How do you tell by looking at someone what their legal status is?
Nik Bonopartis July 13, 2011 at 05:01 PM
"How do you tell by looking at someone what their legal status is?" That's a question for people who are in the business of armed robbery, yeah? Maybe the anti-Discrimination Center can subpoena criminals and work up a lawsuit aimed at making robberies more diverse. On a more serious note, we all like to joke that criminals are stupid, but I suppose if you're willing to go far enough to rob people on the street, you develop ways of zeroing on in the people who are likely to have a week's worth of wages in their pocket. I really don't know how they do it besides assuming it's a combination of guesswork and intuition. But it happens quite often in this village, and the police blotter and our news archives provide plenty of examples.
George Datino July 13, 2011 at 05:31 PM
Well, I did first interpret your comment that immagration was a factor because they are the ones committing the crimes. It wasn't until our "conversation" which you clarified the position that immigrants make for an easier target so therefore are a factor. I apologize that I didn't read it that way the first time around. With that said, I still think the economic position of the people living in the community vs. that of the surrounding communities is probably the biggest factor. Another big factor is the "Night Scene" in Port Chester. You don't see all the restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. where people are out and about at all hours of the night in some of the surrounding communities.
mytwocent July 15, 2011 at 06:04 PM
$3000. bail for a felony? Has to be a very weak case. other wise it would have been $300000. Most likely her boyfriend. he is 18 she is over 16. This case will go no where not even worth reading.


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