Clifton Park

Saratoga Sheriff: Clifton Park man arrested for criminal sexual act

Michael L. Girard - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

Michael L. Girard - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office

A Clifton Park man has been arrested for attacking a woman earlier this week, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Michael L. Girard, 32, of Longkill Road, Clifton Park, was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, a felony, along with misdemeanor assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and unlawful imprisonment.

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If convicted of the felony count, Girard would face up to 25 years in prison.

Girard is accused of engaging in a criminal sexual act by forcible compulsion with someone he knew earlier this week in Clifton Park, according to officials.

He is also accused of injuring the victim, applying pressure to her neck, which disrupted her breathing, officials said.

Girard was arraigned and released to pretrial services. He is due back in court later.

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