Alleged groper released from hospital, charged

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Jamar Beauford

CITY OF HUDSON – The man who allegedly groped two women in the City of Hudson on Monday has been released from Columbia Memorial Hospital. 

He is identified as Jamar Beauford, 21, of Hudson.

Upon his release Tuesday afternoon, officers arraigned him in Hudson City Court on the charges of unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching and sexual abuse.

Beauford was arraigned with bail set at $500 pending a future court appearance.

“A shocking and disturbing series of incidents played out on our streets yesterday. So many of our residents are concerned for their safety,” said Police Chief L. Edward Moore. “Every HPD member is hyper-aware of this situation and will be fully responsive to stop any repeat violent conduct toward the women of our community. The investigation is still open and ongoing.”