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Middletown man arrested for rape and kidnapping


May 2, 2011

On Sunday, May 1, 2011, the New York State Police at Middletown announced the arrest of Walter W. Hinds Jr., 37, at the Alexander Motel, 139 Berme Road, Port Jervis, NY, for rape 1st degree, a Felony and Kidnapping 2nd Degree, a Class B Felony.

On that day, the New York State Police received a phone call from the Ellenville Regional Hospital regarding a sexual assault.

The investigation revealed that the sexual assault occurred at the Alexander Motel in the Town of Deerpark. Hinds met his victim, a 41-year-old female, at the T West Bar located at 130 Canal Street in Ellenville at approximately 11:00 PM on April 30.

He then brought her back to his room at the Alexander Motel, bound her wrists and ankles and sexually assaulted her. Hinds was processed at State Police headquarters in Middletown and was arraigned in the Town of Deerpark Court.

He was remanded to Orange County Jail, with bail set $100,000.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Ulster County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, assisted with the investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the New York State Police at Middletown, (845) 344-5300.