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Man arrested after allegedly slashing a child in Falls

by TSchmitt
Tue, May 24th 2011 08:44 am

 A Lewiston man is facing attempted murder and sexual assault charges in connection with an alleged knife attack on a young Niagara Falls girl.

Authorities say 32-year-old Kim Tipton allegedly tried to sexually assault the ten-year-old girl as she was sleeping in her home Saturday.

Police say when the girl screamed, Tipton slashed her in the neck with a knife before fleeing the scene.

The girl was treated for her injuries at a local hospital, while Tipton was tracked down a short time later and arrested.


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