Huntington Station Man Admits Sexually Abusing Daughter

A 42-year-old Huntington Station man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his daughter  over a three-year period.

According to court documents and the defendant’s admissions during his guilty plea allocution, the defendant began sexually abusing his daughter for three years, beginning in September 2018, when she was 11 years old, until August 2022.

The office of District Attorney Ray Tierney said that, in the summer of 2022, the victim’s mother began to feel suspicious about the man’s behavior toward their daughter and left her cell phone recording in the bedroom while she went to the kitchen to cook. When the victim’s mother later viewed the video recording, she observed the defendant sexually abusing their daughter.

The victim’s mother immediately confronted the defendant and reported the abuse to the Suffolk County Police Department, who arrested the defendant that day.

The District Attorney’s Office is not naming the defendant in order to protect the identity of the child victim.

“This defendant violated his critical role as a father when he abused his own child to satisfy his perverse sexual desires,” Tierney said.  “Unfortunately, this case also demonstrates the horrific reality that child sexual abuse is most often perpetrated by those in a position of trust with children, making it very unlikely that a child will feel comfortable disclosing the abuse right away. My office will continue to support child victims and ensure that predators such as this defendant are held accountable for their actions.”

On Wednesday, the defendant pleaded guilty before County Court Judge Karen M. Wilutis, to Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a Class B violent felony. He is due back in court for sentencing on Jan. 26, and is expected to be sentenced to 18 years in prison, followed by 18 years of post-release supervision.

He is being represented by Christopher Brocato,

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ashley Moruzzi of the Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Bureau, with investigative assistance from Detective Lisa Hofelich of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Special Victims Section.

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