Hudson man charged with rape

From Hudson Police:

Press Release- Forcible Rape of a Juvenile

On May 5, 2019 the Hudson Police department arrested 36 year old Jamel D. Brandow of Hudson for;

*Rape 1st degree –forcible compulsion (child less than 11 yrs. old) a class B felony

*Unlawful Imprisonment 1st degree a class E felony

*Menacing 2nd degree – (with a weapon) A misdemeanor

*Endangering the Welfare of a Child both class A misdemeanor

At approximately 10:12 am the Hudson Police Department received a call from Columbia County 911. Columbia County 911 advised HPD that they had just received a 911 hang up call from a local business within the City of Hudson.

HPD responded immediately to the 911 hang up call. At that time the patrol discovered the caller, a young girl , who was visibly upset and crying. She reported to police that she had escaped a State Street residence and ran, without shoes, several blocks to her mother’s workplace. She stated that she had just been violently and forcibly sexually assaulted, she was bound, and that a knife was displayed.

The child was transported to Albany Medical Center for medical attention and has been released.

The City of Hudson Detective’s Division took the lead on this felony investigation. They applied for several search warrants, to include the crime scene and the defendant’s residence. Evidence was collected.

Columbia County Assistant District Attorney Ryan Carty took an active role in the investigation throughout the day. The Columbia County Child Protective Division, the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), and the New York State Police all assisted.

The defendant was arraigned in Hudson City Court Judge Connors who remanded the defendant to the Columbia County Jail with No Bail. The defendant next court date is scheduled for May 7, 2019 at 830am.

“This is a startling and extremely disturbing case. Supervisors, Officers, and Detectives, the District Attorney’s office, social workers, and medical professionals all made significant contributions in this matter. This was a heinous crime and I am confident that we have done our best to collect the evidence that will make for a successful prosecution.” Chief

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