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Valhalla Man Charged With Attempted Rape

This story has been updated to include information from the defendant’s court appearance.

VALHALLA, N.Y. – Mount Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno said Wednesday that police arrested Andre Holman, 34, of Valhalla, and charged him with attempted rape in the first-degree, a class C felony.

Alagno said the victim, a 21-year-old Mount Pleasant female, met Holman while at a party in Yonkers during the early hours of March 4. The victim allegedly entered Holman’s vehicle and he then drove them into Hawthorne where police say he attempted to sexually assault the female in his vehicle. Alagno said the victim was able to free herself from Holman and fled the scene, then walked to the Mount Pleasant Police headquarters in Valhalla, arriving at around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. Alagno said he estimates the victim walked approximately half a mile to the headquarters.

Alagno added that officers were able to get a description of Holman from the victim, which led to an investigation and his arrest.

Holman is currently being held at the Westchester County Jail without bail. He is scheduled to appear in Mount Pleasant Town Court on Thursday.

UPDATE: Holman, who is being represented by public counsel provided by the town of Mount Pleasant, appeared in Mount Pleasant Town Court on Thursday afternoon and his case was adjourned until March 22. Holman was given an order of protection to have absolutely no contact with his alleged victim by Mount Pleasant Town Justice Robert Ponzini. He will remain in the Westchester County Jail without bail.

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