Crimes Nearby: Defendant in Stony Brook Rape Case Pleads Not Guilty

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County and Riverhead Police Departments. It does not indicate a conviction.

Three Village

• 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.

Port Jefferson

• On Dec. 8 at about 3:19 a.m., the surveillance camera at Chandler Square Ice Cream was damaged by an unidentified white male, according to a police report. An investigation is ongoing.

• An unnamed person was taken to Stony Brook Hospital with a broken nose after being assaulted by another person on West Broadway in Port Jefferson on Dec. 8 at about 12:30 p.m.


• Richard Hiers, 51, of Brentwood, was charged by police Dec. 5 with failing to register as a sex offender. An investigation revealed that Hiers moved into a Riverside home in August without registering his address as required by NYS Correction Law. Hiers has a prior conviction as a sex offender.

North Fork

• Gerard LePre, 18, of Southold, was charged with petit larceny on Dec. 6 at 1:19 p.m., after Southold Town Police responded to a report from a Salvation Army volunteer that someone stole his bag from under the Salvation Army donation bucket he’d been working next to outside of Mattituck Waldbaum’s, police said.

The volunteer went inside Walbaum’s for a sandwich and an unknown subject stole the volunteer's property, police said. After investigation, the suspect was found to be Lepre who was located in the area of the incident, placed under arrest and transported to Southold Town Police headquarters in Peconic for processing, police said.


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