A teen is fighting for her life after she was allegedly attacked by a man. The Dutchess County suspect was arrested in Orange County, NY.

On Sunday, April 10 the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department received a report of a woman down on the floor at a residence within the City of Poughkeepsie. Officers and EMS were dispatched and as officers were responding, additional information was received that this was a possible disturbance.

Upon their arrival, officers located a teenage girl who was unconscious and unresponsive with severe injuries to her head from an assault, according to the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.

Teen Found Unconscious and Unresponsive in Poughkeepsie, NY

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Officers secured the scene and EMS rendered immediate aid, then transported the seriously injured 17-year-old female victim to a local area hospital for further medical treatment.

The 17-year-old female victim remains in the hospital in critical condition, police say.

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Suspect Identified As Poughkeepsie Man

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During the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified and located by the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, who then contacted the New York State Police to request assistance.

Dutchess County Resident Arrested in Orange County, NY

The alleged suspect, 25-year-old Sebastian Morataya-Mendez of the City of Poughkeepsie was detained without incident in Monroe, New York by the New York State Police.

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Police did not say how their investigation led to the arrest of the 25-year-old man. It's also not clear why the Dutchess County resident was found in Orange County.

Suspect Arrested in Monroe, NY

Officers of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department took custody of Morataya-Mendez from the State Police and transported him to the City of Poughkeepsie.

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After further investigation, Morataya-Mendez was charged with second-degree attempted murder, arraigned in the City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to Dutchess County Jail.

Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the Tip Line at 845-451-7577.

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