PURDYS, N.Y. - MTA Police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety arrested a man in connection an attempted rape at the Purdys Metro-North Railroad station parking lot and a rape in Mount Kisco.
Kieran O’Leary, public information officer for the Westchester County Police Department, identified the suspect as 24-year-old Ronald Danillo Sandoval-Campos of Purdys. He was arrested after the Westchester County district attorney’s office used DNA evidence that matched up with evidence recovered in the rape of a woman in the Mount Kisco Case, O’Leary said. Sandoval-Campos is accused of entering the woman’s home on West Street at 12:10 a.m. on June 3 and sexually assaulting her.
On Aug. 21, a woman exited a train at the Purdy’s Metro-North station around 8 a.m. and engaged in conversation with a man on the platform. Authorities say he later followed her from the parking lot onto the dirt path, where he attempted to sexually assault her. The woman was able to successfully fight her attacker off before calling 9-1-1.
MTA Police and New York State Police using a recovered baseball cap that the suspect had left behind at the site and obtained DNA evidence that ultimately led to a match connecting Sandoval-Campos to the two attacks.
Sandoval-Campos was charged with first-degree rape, a felony, for the rape in the Mount Kisco attack, and attempted sexual assault for the alleged incident at the Purdys train station.
He was arraigned in both cases in Mount Kisco Court and is being held on $250,000 bail.