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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A Gloversville man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly emerging from a wooded area and attacking a woman on the Rail Trail in Gloversville. Gloversville Police say Kristerfer Passino, 41, used a weapon during the attack, resulting in physical injury.

Police received a tip after a release on Friday regarding the assault of a woman on the Rail Trail near the intersection of S. Main Street and Broad Street. The tip ultimately led officers to Passino, who is a registered level 3 sex offender due to a 2003 conviction for first-degree rape, according to Gloversville Police.

Mugshot via Gloversville Police Department

Police say Passino came out of a wooded area near the Rail Trail and attacked a woman walking north. Police say Passino used a weapon during the attack, resulting in her sustaining physical injury.

The woman reportedly screamed which allowed her to escape. She received medical treatment for her injury and was released.


Passino is currently held at the Fulton County Correctional Facility. He is held without bail.

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