Police say teen attacked ex-girlfriend

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A 19-year-old man is accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend at her Depeyster Street home, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Wilfredo Cotto III, of West Dominick Street, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home to babysit on the afternoon of Feb. 13. Police said Cotto and his ex got into an argument and he choked her, grabbed her by the hair and dug his fingers into her face. Police said Cotto also spit in the woman’s face before leaving.

Following an investigation, Cotto was taken into custody on Thursday.

Cotto is charged with one count each of second-degree harassment, criminal obstruction of breathing and endangering the welfare of a child, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in City Court.

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