An area man was found guilty by a jury of assaulting his girlfriend in front of their infant child in Putnam Valley.
Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced the conviction of Anthony Scarfone, who was found guilty of third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child by a jury of three men and three women, who took three hours to find a verdict.
On Aug. 15, 2016, Tendy said that Scarfone attacked his girlfriend at the home they shared in the presence of the couple’s 15-month-old child. During the attack, Scarfone’s girlfriend suffered bruising to her neck and shoulder, as well as cervical strains. The child was unharmed physically.
In a statement, Tendy praised the victim for coming forward and reporting a case of domestic violence in Putnam County.
“I want to sincerely thank this woman for having the courage to come forward and to stay the course despite numerous delays during the pendency of this case,” he said. “We will not tolerate domestic violence in our community and we encourage everyone to speak up about it.
“No one should be a victim of domestic violence, and we will do all we can to prevent it or hold accountable those who commit it.”
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