A child care provider in the Hudson Valley is accused of sexually abusing a child multiple times.

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On Friday, New York State Police in Rhinebeck in conjunction with the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center arrested Esfand Zahedi, 25, of Port Ewen for four counts of sexual abuse, a class D felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

Police investigated after receiving a tip Zahedi was allegedly sexually abusing a child. A subsequent investigation found Zahedi, while employed as a private child care provider, sexually abused a child under the age of 11-years-old, police say.

Zahedi was arraigned before the town of Milan Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $40,000 cash bail or $80,000 secure bond. Zahedi is next scheduled to appear before the court on August 5, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

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