A New York man is accused of stabbing and wounding his 15-year-old stepdaughter Wednesday afternoon, a week after the teen accused him of molesting her, authorities say.
The stabbing comes a week after police say the girl and her mother went to police on Jan. 28 and claimed that the stepfather, 32-year-old Walter Carpio-Galicia, had touched the teen inappropriately at their home in Spring Valley. Police arrested the man after the mother and daughter made the allegations.
Carpio-Galacia was released on bail the same day he was arrested, and a judge issued an order of protection forbidding the man to return to the girl's home.
He allegedly broke the order on Wednesday afternoon, however, breaking into the home on South Lake Street and waiting for the girl to get home from high school. Once she came in the door, the man allegedly stabbed the girl repeatedly and ran away.
Law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York the man stuck the woman with the knife at least eight times.
The girl called 911 and was taken to Westchester Medical Center. She is in stable condition, police say.
The girl's mother and brother told NBC 4 New York that the girl is in stable physical condition but is emotionally a wreck.
Police say Carpio-Galicia ran to a suburban county outside of Augusta, Georgia, after the stabbing and was arrested after a crash on Interstate 20, which runs between South Carolina's Pee Dee region and western Texas.
He's currently being held by authorities in Georgia awaiting extradition.
When he's brought back to New York, he'll be charged with second-degree attempted murder in the stabbing. He was already facing forcible touching and child endangerment charges in connection with the alleged molestation, authorities told the Journal Record.