In the culmination of a detailed five-week investigation, New York State Police have apprehended Ravi Masand, a 46-year-old resident of Mahopac, Putnam County, on grave charges. The investigation revealed that Masand allegedly traveled from his home in Mahopac to Orange County with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual activities with a 10-year-old girl from Middletown.

The arrest, which took place on Thursday, April 4, followed the execution of a search warrant at Masand’s residence in the Town of Carmel. The charges levied against him are severe and include:

  • Attempted rape in the first degree, classified as a felony;
  • Attempted criminal sex act in the first degree, also a felony;
  • Attempted endangering the welfare of a child, classified as a misdemeanor.

Following his arrest, Masand was arraigned in the City of Middletown Court. He was subsequently remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of bail, pending further legal proceedings.

The New York State Police are continuing their investigation and have issued a call for any additional information from the public. Anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the State Police barracks in Middletown at 845-344-5300, referencing SJS number 11874392.

This comprehensive investigation involved several units within the New York State Police, including Troop F, the Middletown Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Computer Crimes, Major Crimes, Community Stabilization, and Violent Gang Narcotic Enforcement units, underscoring the seriousness with which authorities are treating this case.

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