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Suspect in Stony Brook Rape Case Arraigned, Held on $1 Million Bail

Patrick O'Sullivan was arraigned on Sunday in First District Court in Central Islip.

The 20-year-old East Moriches man charged with raping a woman in Stony Brook was arraigned on Sunday, and is being held on $1 million bail, court records show.

Patrick O'Sullivan was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal sexual act, second-degree kidnapping and first-degree criminal use of a firearm after police say he sexually assaulted a woman inside a Stony Brook home on Nov. 20.

It was not immediately clear whether the defendant entered a plea. A district attorney spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment and a report published in Newsday was unable to confirm.

Court records online indicate that a temporary order of protection was issued at Sunday's proceeding, and O'Sullivan is due back in court on Dec. 6.

Detective Lt. William Burke told Newsday that the crimes were not random; he said the defendant "had some knowledge of the family that lived at that home."

"Obviously anybody who was concerned about him will be relieved now, but we didn't think there was a huge threat to the general public," Burke said.

The Suffolk County Police Department formally announced the investigation on Friday, following several days of rumors that circulated throughout communities in Three Village where the crime occured.

CMarie December 04, 2012 at 09:48 PM
So glad they caught this scumbag. Still amazed that the public was left on the dark for so long. Even if the police felt there was no danger to the general public - they should let the public decide that for themselves. Until this man was in custody he was a burglar and rapist out in the community. I pray nothing like this ever happens in our area again, but of it does - I believe the public has every right to be informed.
joe December 05, 2012 at 01:11 AM
let him out
crookhaven December 05, 2012 at 10:38 AM
lethal injection will cure this perp
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON December 05, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Cut it off on pay per view
HERE FOR THE SAME REASON December 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Let him out? Let him out in your house while your at work, let him out. You just looking for a rise?
Alfonse m March 29, 2013 at 09:12 PM
He didn't do itttt he was in the wrong place at the wrong time it's funny how people can say stuff when u where not there to witness it so leave him alone and worry about your own life's while I worry about the person I love comeing home toooo me
Nate Taylor Orlowski May 22, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I used to go to boarding school with this kid. Crazy stuff. I knew he needed help but didn't know it was at this level. So sorry for the victim

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