Suspect pleads not guilty to chemical attacks on women

The suspect accused of attacking two Orthodox Jewish women in Rockland County with some type of chemical substance pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Police say Adrian Valentin-Polanco, 28, of Garnerville, assaulted two women, the most recent of which happened Thursday night in Monsey. They say Valentin-Polanco threw an unidentified liquid, possibly ammonia, into a 53-year-old woman's face.

Police say Adrian Valentin-Polanco, 28, of Garnerville, assaulted two women, the most recent of which happened Thursday night in Monsey. They say Valentin-Polanco threw an unidentified liquid, possibly ammonia, into a 53-year-old woman's face. (11/7/16)

RAMAPO - The suspect accused of attacking two Orthodox Jewish women in Rockland County with some type of chemical substance pleaded not guilty in court Monday.

Police say Adrian Valentin-Polanco, 28, of Garnerville, assaulted two women, the most recent of which happened Thursday night in Monsey. They say Valentin-Polanco threw an unidentified liquid, possibly ammonia, into a 53-year-old woman's face.

On Tuesday in Chestnut Ridge, a similar attack targeted a 16-year-old girl. Neither victim was seriously hurt.

Family and friends were present in court and maintained his innocence. Valentin-Polanco’s lawyer says that he has ties to the community, works at a local church and does not have a prior record. 

Valentin-Polanco turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He is being charged with assault in the second and third degree and unlawful imprisonment in the first and second degree.

The judge set bail at $50,000. Valentin-Polanco is due back in court Thursday.

If convicted, he could face up to seven years in prison.

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