Rhinebeck man charged with stalking teenage girl

Michael Dinga, 44, of Rhinebeck, stalked a teenage

Michael Dinga, 44, of Rhinebeck, stalked a teenage girl, Kingston police said. Photo Credit: Kingston Police Department

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A Rhinebeck man was charged on Monday with stalking a teenage girl, Kingston police said.

Michael A. Dinga, 44, allegedly followed the teenager with his car on several occasions over the past two years, and made several statements to the victim that were sexual in nature, according to a news release. The victim did not know Dinga, the release said.

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He was charged with stalking in the third degree, harassment in the first degree, and endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree. As of early Tuesday morning, he was being held at the Kingston Police Department pending arraignment in the city's court.

A clerk with the city's detective bureau, citing the ongoing investigation, said no other information was available.

In a telephone call to Dinga's home, a man who identified himself as Dinga's brother said he had no information on the case or his brother's legal representation.

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