New York government official and former Miss Latin America pageant winner “attacked her baby’s father and left his child alone in the bath” – The Sun

A FORMER beauty queen who is now an official in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration faces charges she left her baby in the bath and attacked the child’s father.

New York State director of Latin American affairs Melissa Quesada reportedly left her baby unattended in a bathtub on November 3 so she could attack her now estranged partner, court documents obtained by the New York Post to say.


Melissa Quesada is the Director of Latin American Affairs for New York State and a former beauty pageant winnerCredit: Facebook

“[Quesada] … Grabbed the victim by the neck with his right [hand] and dug his fingernails into his left side neck and his right thumb into his throat, causing him considerable pain, “the documents say.

“The conduct of the accused caused him to fear for his safety and to be harassed and frightened.”

The baby’s father, Adrian Daniel Roman, reportedly had cuts to his neck and had “difficulty swallowing” after the attack, according to the Westchester District Attorney’s Office.

Documents indicated that Roman “had sought medical attention for his injuries.”

The former contest winner was arrested by police weeks later on November 21, the New York Post reported.

Miss Latin America 2006 winner Quesada faces charges including the misdemeanor of endangering the well-being of a child, the misdemeanor of assault with intent to cause physical harm and harassment / contact violation physical.

Contacted by the New York Post, Quesada said she could not comment.

She was appointed to her post in the governor’s administration in February 2016, according to a declaration.

“We reserve the right to act while the matter is pending,” Cuomo spokeswoman Caitlin Girouard told The Post.

The assistant governor was crowned Miss Latin America in 2006, according to a Press release the organization of the beauty contest. Quesada was a lawyer when she won her title.

She also previously worked as Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Worker Protection at the Department of Labor and was a Special Associate for the New York City Legal Department before being appointed by Cuomo.

Quesada is due in court for domestic violence on February 4.

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