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Man charged with attempted rape

Newark, N.Y. -- A Wayne County man faces several charges after police said he sexually abused a female and threatened her with a knife.

Police accused Howard Ortiz, 49, of entering the victim's bedroom, putting tape on her mouth and threatening her before sexually abusing her.

The victim was treated for a cut on her hand.

Ortiz was charged with attempted rape, criminal sex act, menacing, unlawful imprisonment, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Newark Village Court Wednesday.

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