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Home health aide of NYC man found dead with 'I touch little girls' scrawled on his chest is charged with assaulting daughter

Brittany Kriegstein, Rocco Parascandola, Thomas Tracy and Larry McShane, New York Daily News on

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As she screamed at the crying tot, a passerby called 911 and Ayarde grabbed the cellphone out of the woman’s hands, knocking her to the ground and leaving her scratched and bruised, prosecutors charge.

“Are you calling the police? Give me your phone,” Ayarde bellowed according to court papers.

Ayarde’s daughter was taken to a hospital with bruising to her neck — and investigators found old injuries in various states of healing still visible on the girl’s knees, face and cheek, according to the criminal complaint.

“I was outside and Mommy threw me on the floor,” the daughter told investigators, court papers say.

Ayarde was ordered held on $5,000 bail Wednesday morning in Manhattan Criminal Court when she was arraigned on charges of assaulting a child.

Ayarde also has an ongoing case over a March 1 arrest on Staten Island for driving a car with a missing front passenger side window and the wrong license plate, police said. Ayarde refused to provide police with any documentation for the car and faces charges including gun possession, driving without a license and resisting arrest.

 

“I don’t abide by the rules of the U.S.,” she told the arresting officers, according to a source. “I invoke my Fifth Amendment right.”

Investigators believe Raynor’s body was dragged into the hallway from his rear first-floor apartment, sources said.

A neighbor who discovered the body confirmed the message written in black marker, adding the phrase “I take dolls in my room for girls ages 1-5″ was also inked across his stomach. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the Raynor also had the words “I touch” written on one of his feet.

“I saw him lying there. I didn’t get too close. The man was just dead,” neighbor Isaac Williams, 40, who lives in an apartment upstairs and found the body, told the Daily News on Tuesday. “What was written on his chest was just disrespectful.”

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