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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 the Three Village community.

Ohairs December 04, 2012 at 07:20 PM
And what if you we're wrong Lt.Burke? We had/have every right to know when something like this happens immediately! It's called being vigilant.
FRAN LAIRD January 04, 2013 at 05:07 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!
FRAN LAIRD January 04, 2013 at 05:07 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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