Rape spreads concern throughout Beekman hamlet
“It's an unfortunate reminder that in today's world, you can never be too cautious or too safe”
POUGHQUAG - Residents this Town of Beekman hamlet are questioning their security after a man forced entry into a woman's Route 55 home Sunday morning and raped and assaulted her. via Poughkeepsie Journal
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#1 Jan 15, 2008
I live about 1/8 mile away from where this happened. My front door was unlocked and I was sleeping alone in my house. It could have been me. I and all of my female neighbors are stunned and shocked and looking into alarm systems, dowels to block our sliders and bigger bolts for our front doors. If you can't be safe in Poughquag, NY - where can you be? No where. I hear little about the man's race other than in this blog where someone claims that he is black. DNA evidence may not yield anything for weeks - until then who is safe out there?
Clearly - this is the worst crime in this town in years
#2 Jul 8, 2008
This is just great. Just when I finally make the dicission to move there as soon as my house sells.
#3 Jul 17, 2008
He was white if he was black the news media would shout it loud and long!
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