CARMEL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Putnam County’s District Attorney has recused himself from a child rape investigation because he knows the suspect.
Alexandru Hossu, 35, is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl on two occasions on the same day in October, 2010, according to Putnam County Sheriff’s Capt. William McNamara. Hossu was arrested Wednesday night, according to authorities.
“The case came to the attention of authorities only recently after the victim reported the alleged rape to a school counselor. The victim, who is now 15, and the defendant reportedly knew each other,” McNamara told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.