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Livingston County woman accused of cutting 9-year-old girl's throat

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Prosecutors said Sadie Harwood knew the girl when she cut her in the throat, seriously injuring her. (Photo: Livingston County Sheriff's Office)

Groveland, N.Y. (WHAM) - A woman in Livingston County is facing charges after she allegedly cut the throat of a 9-year-old girl.

Prosecutors said Sadie Harwood knew the girl when she cut her in the throat, seriously injuring her. A motive was not disclosed.

Harwood's attorney said his client has an alibi for when the cutting happened inside a home in Groveland. He also questioned why it took months for the victim to come forward and identify who hurt her.

"It can take children a while months sometimes years to say who is or has hurt them," Livingston County District Attorney Greg McCaffery said.

The girl went to the emergency room after the incident last October. She did not tell anyone who did it until March.

Harwood is scheduled to be back in court next month.

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