A Dutchess County man is accused of choking a child.

On Thursday, New York State Police from the Wappinger barracks arrested 20-year-old Nicholas A. Perrone of Wappingers Falls for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing, both class A misdemeanors.

An investigation indicated that Perrone choked the victim who is under the age of 17 during a domestic dispute, police say. Police didn't release an age, but classified the victim as a child.

Perrone was arraigned before the Village of Wappingers Falls Justice Court and released on his own recognizance.

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