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East Hampton Man Pleads Guilty in Rape Case

Kleber Sigcha is still being held on bail when awaiting sentencing.

Kleber A. Sigcha, who was , took a plea deal in Suffolk County Criminal Court on Tuesday. 

Sigcha, a 33-year-old who was living in East Hampton, reversed his initial not guilty plea on one count of second-degree rape. 

Awaiting sentencing on June 29, he continues to be held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside on $150,000 bond and $50,000 cash. There is a detainer from the Immigration Customs Enforcement Bureau for him, as well.

Robert Clifford, a district attorney spokesman, did not immediately return a request for comment. 

According to the New York State Penal Code, a person is guilty of rape in the second degree if they are more than 18 years old and engages in sexual intercourse with another person less than 15 years old or he or she engages in sexual intercourse with another person who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally disabled or mentally incapacitated. The age of consent in New York is 17.

Officer Mario Julio Galeano was on patrol on the night of Jan. 24, when on the boarder of Wainscott, near the edge of the village police jurisdiction. He approached the 2002 Ford Ecoline van, parked on Old Montauk Highway, just north of Route 27, at about 8:15 p.m. and allegedly caught Sigcha having sexual intercourse with the victim. 

 for his efforts in the case earlier this month.

The victim was never identified as male or female. State law protects a rape victim's identity. 

Town police were called to the scene, arrested Sigcha on the rape charge, and interviewed the victim. Sigcha denied that anything sexual had occurred, according to his arrest report.

On Feb. 2, Judge Barbara Kahn arraigned him on two counts of second-degree rape, sex abuse, and child endangerment, following a grand jury indictment. Town Police Detective Lt. Chris Anderson said the charges were all relative to the same victim.

According to court records, a DNA test was ordered on March 9 and a motion to dismiss the case was denied on March 13. 

Sigcha's attorney  of East Hampton was not immediately available for comment. 

Bonac Refugee May 30, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Wow another illegal immigrant rapist!!!! Any body still think that the influx of all these illegals is improving the quality of life in the Hamptons!!
MARTIN DREW May 30, 2012 at 06:58 PM
The Hamptons is going down the toilet ..
Justice4All May 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Bonac Refugee: WHERE does it say he's illegal?
Bonac Refugee May 30, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Read the article "There is a detainer from the Immigration Customs Enforcement Bureau for him, as well."
Walter Kaprielian May 31, 2012 at 02:18 AM
"Received a commendation".....who edits these things? A lot different than "Received an accomondation".
Justice4All May 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Ok, Bonac Refugee...I see that. They are an organization that investigates an immigrant situation. Does that go without saying that the guy is illegal?
hometownEH May 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I don't get is Walter K.....an officer received a commendation - that is, he was commended for his work. I don't get your interpretation (and by the way, 'accommodation' is the correct spelling).
1/2 n 1/2, 2 sugars May 31, 2012 at 12:47 PM
@ justice4all: I don't think immigration wants him for no reason... You can see a lot just by looking...
1/2 n 1/2, 2 sugars May 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM
@justice4all: you are an idiot.
Walter Kaprielian May 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM
They corrected it as per my comment. The original was "received an accomondation". Accommodation has 2 m's and no n. Commendation makes sense, accomondation doesn't.
Rick Hoyt May 31, 2012 at 01:54 PM
With The State Of This Country - There Should Be No Tolerance For Illegal Aliens - How Did He Get Employed In The Beginning ?? - E-Verify Should Be Mandatory, The Prior Employer Should Be Fined ? How Many Are Under The Radar ? - If You have Documentation, And Are Paying Taxes And Not Gutting The Social System - Have No Problem.
Lynn Kaplan May 31, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Amen, Rick!
Justice4All June 01, 2012 at 09:58 PM
1/2 and 1/2...(with MORE SUGAR NEEDED) I simply asked a question, but thank for your unwarranted and uninformed opinion concerning the state of my mental capacities.
willan paul chavez torres November 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM
hello my name is willan chavez towers .. I am from Ecuador ... and I have the information klever sigcha violated and abused his daughter and was arrested for that crime .. but not having going to try this out free for no proof because she was sent to Ecuador .. she always cries when he remembers that his father households forced him to do. -. she wants to return to testify for failing to go free .. helpme please contact me call me my number is 0995910855. and my email is wilip7@hotmail.com she does not want this rapist go free because when I return to Ecuador tene and continue abusing her. This is a rapist and should pay for what he did,,, violated the daughter was 13 that's not a potato is a madman help me help me help this child
Bonnie February 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Was this man ever sentenced? I need to know! Where is he now?
Bonac Refugee February 27, 2013 at 01:52 AM
According to Vinelink he is a resident of the state at the Cape Vincent Correctional Facility with a release date of 06/24/2015 .Looks like he took a plea bargain.Out in two years is hardly much of a punishment for rape.

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