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Defendant in Stony Brook Rape Case Pleads Not Guilty

Patrick O'Sullivan, 20, is being held on $250,000 cash bail.

The 20-year-old East Moriches man charged in the Stony Brook rape and armed robbery case pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a 10-count grand jury indictment that included charges of rape, predatory sexual assault, criminal use of a firearm and more.

Police say Patrick O'Sullivan entered a home in Stony Brook through an unlocked door with a .22 caliber rifle in his possession, sexually assaulted a woman inside the home and left with computers and a camera on Nov. 20. Police confirmed the incident took place on Nov. 30, 10 days after the incident allegedly took place, and made an arrest on Dec. 1.

He stands charged with four counts of predatory sexual assault; one count of first-degree rape; two counts of criminal use of a firearm; one count of first-degree burglary; one count of first-degree sexual abuse; and one count of first-degree criminal sexual act.

Judge Barbara Kahn ordered O'Sullivan held on $250,000 cash bail or $1 million bond. He remains in custody.

O'Sullivan is due back in court on Jan. 23.

Mitch Eisenstein December 17, 2012 at 08:56 AM
this guy needs to be bulldozed into a pothole and covered with asphalt.
Disgusted December 17, 2012 at 02:15 PM
And why did Judge Barbara Kahn feel it was necessary to LOWER bail on this armed disturbed sexual deviant from $1 million to $250k? Are the 'rights' of a criminal suspect worth protecting given the risk he poses to the general public? In light of the Newtown tragedy maybe judges should rethink their liberal positions and keep high risk individuals behind bars before and after they are proven guilty. Is it not better to err on the side of caution when it comes to public safety?? Shame on you Judge Kahn.
FRAN LAIRD January 04, 2013 at 04:50 AM
this kid was a victim of society. violently abused as a child by parents on drugs and then adopted after years of abuse. REcently homeless since october and not taking medication for his bi-polar condition. this young man needs help not prison. what he did was a horrific crime and society has failed him ... Help him now ... Drugs, video games, violent abuse as a youngster, homeless on the street living out of his car and not taking medication that was needed for his mental stability. This young man broke and had a mental breakdown AND needs to get the HELP he desperately needs and that is not jail but a place that can HELP HIM!

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