NYS Latino director Melissa Quesada charged with domestic violence

New York Post | 1/22/2020 | Staff
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A high-ranking official in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration — who won the Miss Latin America beauty pageant in 2006 before her career in public service — is facing charges of assaulting her partner and endangering her infant child, The Post has learned.

New York State director of Latino affairs Melissa Quesada allegedly committed the attack Nov. 3 in her residence in New Rochelle and was arrested by local police Nov. 21, according to court papers obtained by The Post this week.

Charges - Westchester - DA - New - Rochelle

According to the charges filed with the Westchester DA by the New Rochelle Police Department, Quesada left her baby unattended in a tub and attacked her now-estranged partner, Adrian Daniel Roman, the father of her child.

“[Quesada] … did grab the victim by the neck with her right [hand] and dug her nails in the left side neck and her right thumb into his throat causing substantial pain. The defendant’s conduct caused him to fear for his safety and become harassed and afraid,” the complaint said.

Victim - Lacerations - Neck - Difficulty - Swallowing

“The victim sustained lacerations to his neck and difficulty swallowing and sought medical attention for...
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