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Records detail claims from Solages’ girlfriend about other alleged abuse

Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages leaves Nassau County

Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages leaves Nassau County District Court in Hempstead after being arraigned on June 21, 2017. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau Legis. Carrié Solages once allegedly broke down a bathroom door and turned off the water while his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter was showering because he felt she was taking too long, court documents in his domestic abuse case show.

Solages’ girlfriend also told authorities he has a “really nasty demeanor,” and she once flagged down an NYPD sector car to scare him off after Solages followed her into the city, court papers say. The NYPD car then escorted her to her destination, the woman claimed.

The new details of the alleged domestic abuse Solages’ girlfriend now says she suffered in the last two years emerged in recent court filings after police charged Solages in June with assaulting the 41-year-old woman in their Valley Stream home.

Solages, 38, pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child at his June 21 arraignment, when a prosecutor said Solages had an “unreported domestic violence history.” The girlfriend now has an order of protection against Solages.

Solages’ Hempstead attorney, Olivier Roche, said in a statement he had no comment on the previously unreported allegations in the court papers. But he pointed out his client hasn’t been charged in connection with any of those claims.

A spokesman for the Nassau district attorney’s office declined to comment.

Court records show the girlfriend, who is the mother of the legislator’s 3-year-old son, told Nassau authorities about the two alleged prior incidents after Solages’ arrest.

The records show the woman told police Solages said he would never get in trouble “because he owns the police department and the courts.” Solages also allegedly told her he “has connections to the media” and “can change the newspaper articles,” the court file shows.

Authorities say Solages lashed out in anger on June 21 after he couldn’t find his marijuana in the couple’s Dawson Drive home and threw trash around the kitchen during the “heated domestic disturbance.”

The court file includes evidence photos showing a large heap of trash scattered on the kitchen floor, along with photos of injuries his girlfriend said she suffered in the altercation.

Authorities say Solages, a Democrat who is a former Bronx prosecutor, grabbed the woman by her arm and neck and threw her against a wall when she started recording him with her cellphone during his outburst. She told police Solages accused her of hiding his drug stash.

The endangering the welfare of a child charge is connected to the 14-year-old, whom authorities say Solages also confronted and yelled at before the teenager jumped on his back to pull him off her mother during the alleged assault.

Solages didn’t answer reporters’ questions when he appeared in court last week for a conference in his case. A Nassau prosecutor turned over paperwork and two videos to the defense that day as evidence in the case against Solages.

Hours later, Solages posted on his Facebook page that the government “turned over no video evidence of anything illegal done by me.” He also called what happened, “Just a he said she said drama.”

Solages, who then criticized the media in the same post, said he was “rising above it all.”

“God is great all the time,” he added. “Devil get behind me.”

Solages has resisted calls from some fellow lawmakers and others to step down. He lost his legislative committee assignments, and access to some of his party’s meetings and staff, because of his expulsion from the Democratic caucus after his arrest.

But he’s expected to remain his party’s candidate this fall for the 3rd Legislative District, a seat he has held for six years.

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