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East Hampton Man Charged with Rape

Town police say the 23-year-old was warned to stay away from a minor.

A 23-year-old East Hampton man is being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside following an indictment related to the rape of a minor.

East Hampton Town police arrested Fidel A. Castro-Brito on April 6 two days after an alleged incident took place.

A man went to police when he saw a man he knew jumping out of his daughter's bedroom window upon his arrival home. He had confronted Castro months earlier on Facebook and advised him to stay away from his daughter because she is a minor and Castro said he would.

Police interviewed Castro and took a sworn statement, in which he admitted to having sexual intercourse on at least one occassion with the minor, according to police.

State law protects the girl's identity.

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned Castro on one count of first-degree rape and a misdemeanor endangerment charge on April 7. Bail was set at $100,000 cash, $200,000 bond. He was turned over to the custody of the sheriff's office.

A Suffolk County grand jury indicted him on April 12. He stands charged with three counts of felony first-degree rape, four counts of predatory sexualt assault against a child, also a felony, and one count of acting in a manner injurious to a child, a misdemeanor.

The Suffolk County Criminal Court case has been adjourned until April 27.

Lynn Kaplan April 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Doesn't it just figure?!

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