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Seneca Falls man accused of assaulting woman after argument

Police in Penn Yan arrested a 48-year-old man following an assault, which happened on March 18th.

Richard T. Orsini, 48, of Seneca Falls was charged with third-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal mischief and second-degree harassment after a violent incident involving an unidentified female victim.

The Penn Yan Police Department was called to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital for a woman who had been physical assaulted on March 18th.

Through investigation it was determined that Orsini had punched and choked the victim following a verbal dispute. At one point he also physically dragged her from a vehicle, ripping her coat.

Officers filed a warrant for his arrest and Orsini was taken into custody by the Seneca Falls Police Department. He was returned to Yates County and remanded to the jail.