Saturday, September 9, 2017



Red Hook man charged with sexual assaults on children


POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Red Hook man following an investigation into sexual assaults involving two children.

During the last several months, Tashawn Miles, 26, was employed as a rehabilitation specialist for an organization that provides support services for adolescent with developmental disabilities and in the course of that employment would visit the homes of people assigned to him.

Miles is accused of sexually assaulting two early-teen boys while conducting visits. One of the victims has developmental disabilities; the other does not. One of the assaults occurred in the Town of Clinton and the other in Red Hook.

Miles was arrested on Wednesday, September 6 and has been charged with predatory sexual assault against a child in the Town of Clinton as well as criminal sexual act in the Village of Red Hook, both as felonies.  He was sent to the Dutchess County Jail without bail.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information about those cases or similar incidents involving Miles is asked to call the sheriff’s office detective bureau at 845-486-3820 and ask for Detective Franceschi or Detective Harris.

Anyone with information may also call the tipline at 845-605-2583 or at All information will be kept confidential.


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