Police: Mahopac man sexually assaulted woman on Putnam Trailway

Carmel police say shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, someone told them about a possible assault on the Putnam Trailway near Weber Hill Road in Mahopac.

News 12 Staff

Sep 14, 2022, 2:13 AM

Updated 618 days ago

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A Mahopac man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
Carmel police say shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, someone told them about a possible assault on the Putnam Trailway near Weber Hill Road in Mahopac.
Officers say they found the suspect, 49-year-old Neftali Caal-Chocoj, trying to get away on a bicycle.
Police say an investigation found Caal-Chocoj had sexually assaulted a woman near the trail.
Officers arrested him and charged him with second-degree rape.
His bail is set at $200,000 and he's in Putnam County Jail.
Police say it's thanks to fast action from witnesses that officers were able to quickly arrest him.


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