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Cops: Man raped Sloatsburg woman in her home

Mitchell Gerber, 46, was charged with rape and

Mitchell Gerber, 46, was charged with rape and sexual assault after allegedly attacking a woman in her Sloatsburg home on Sunday. (Oct. 9, 2012) Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department

A New Jersey man was arrested Monday and accused of sexually assaulting a Sloatsburg woman, the Ramapo Police Department said.

Cops said 46-year-old Mitchell Gerber of Clifton, N.J., walked into the victim's home about 4 p.m. Sunday and attacked her. Gerber and the victim "had a prior relationship" and that Gerber was forbidden from contacting the victim by a court order, police said.

The victim was later treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.

Detectives caught up with Gerber at 10 a.m. Monday when they nabbed him as he was walking to his car in White Plains. They charged him with two counts of first-degree rape and one count each of a first-degree criminal sex act, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree criminal contempt. All five charges are felonies.

Gerber was arraigned by Sloatsburg Court Judge Thomas Newman and was sent to Rockland County Correctional Center on $250,000 bail. Gerber did not have an attorney listed in records as of Tuesday afternoon.

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