Alleged assault at Camp May results in arrest


Alleged assault at Camp May results in arrest
  1. Alleged assault at Camp May results in  arrest
    lamonitor.com
    A 31-year-old Los Alamos man was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery against a household member, committing great bodily harm, attempt to commit a felony and false imprisonment. Sachin Pandey was briefly held by police before being released on his own recognizance. Pandey’s arrest stemmed from a Sept. 24 incident involving a Los Alamos woman at Camp May in Los Alamos County. Camp May Recreation Site is 27-acre site located near Pajarito Mountain. It contains…
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A 31-year-old Los Alamos man was arrested Tuesday on charges of aggravated battery against a household member, committing great bodily harm, attempt to commit a felony and false imprisonment.

Courtesy Sachin Pandey

Sachin Pandey was briefly held by police before being released on his own recognizance.

Pandey’s arrest stemmed from a Sept. 24 incident involving a Los Alamos woman at Camp May in Los Alamos County.

Camp May Recreation Site is 27-acre site located near Pajarito Mountain. It contains campsites people can rent and other recreational areas.

According to the woman, Pandey attempted to sexually assault her when she became separated from the group of people she was with.

Police noted in their police report that the woman had bruises on inner thighs, which they had a female officer take pictures of for evidence. Police also interviewed three witnesses who said they allegedly saw Pandey and the woman on the ground, with Pandey on top of her.

“(Eyewitness) stated Sachin Pandey was on top of (the victim) in between her legs and (the victim) was on her back,” LAPD Det. Matthew Lyon said in his report. “(The eyewitness) stated (another eyewitness) shined his light on Sachin Pandey and Sachin Pandey jumped off of (the victim) and walked toward camp. (The eyewitness) stated Sachin Pandey started pouring water on the fire and quickly left the area.”

Witnesses also reported that they recalled the victim looking “visibly beat up” when she returned to the group.

Witnesses at the scene told police the victim was bleeding from her face and had marks on her face. Witnesses also told the police that she did not have the marks on her face or appeared beat up before they allegedly saw her on the ground with Pandey.

Police said in their report that the victim had fresh…

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