Hudson Valley Woman Charged With Falsely Reporting Rape, Kidnapping
A Hudson Valley woman who was found unconscious is accused of falsely reporting her kidnapping and rape.
On Tuesday around 6:30 a.m., Ulster County 911 received a call from a local resident reporting an unconscious woman lying on the side of the road in the Milton area of the Town of Marlboro. It was also reported that the woman was partially clothed and her hands and feet were tied with duct tape.
Multiple police units responded and found a unconscious woman lying on the shoulder of the road partly clothed with duct tape across her mouth, hands and feet.
She was identified by police as 22-year-old Amber M. Malagoli of New Windsor. She was taken to a local hospital where she regained consciousness and allegedly told detectives she was kidnapped and raped.
Malagoli suffered no injuries as a result of the alleged attack and claimed she had no memory of incident, police say.
Police found Malagoli’s vehicle at the Bridgeview Plaza in Highland and took it for their investigation.
Over the next two days, members of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Detective Unit recovered multiple pieces of evidence from Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties.
Marlborough police provided information from an ongoing investigation involving Malagoli near the area that she was found.
Following their investigation, police concluded that Malagoli staged her kidnapping and rape, police say. More information into the investigation wasn’t released. She was charged with criminal contempt and perjury, felonies.
She was arraigned in the Town of Marlborough Justice Court and was remanded to the Ulster County Jail without bail.
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