South Huntington Father Pleads Guilty to Raping Daughter

A South Huntington man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping his daughter, District Attorney Ray Tierney said.

The man, who is 45, was not identified to shield the identity of the daughter.

Tierney said that the man gave his daughter, 21, an Advil PM pill so that she could arrest. She woke up to the man rubbing her back and buttocks, and when she resisted, he held her down and raped her.

The victim fled from the house and ran for help from another family member who lived nearby. The police were notified and the victim disclosed that her father had also sexually abused her when she was a young child.

“Not only did this defendant commit a horrific crime, but he violated his duty as a father when
he sexually assaulted his own daughter,” Tierney said. “This plea ensures that the defendant will serve a lengthy prison sentence for his actions and the victim will not have to relive the trauma she experienced by testifying at a trial.”

Updated charges: The man pleaded guilty before County Court Judge Karen M. Wilutis to charges of Rape in the First Degree, a Class B Violent Felony. He had also been charged with: four counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a Class D violent felony; Rape in the Third Degree, a Class E felony; Course of Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree, a Class D violent felony; and three counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree, a Class A misdemeanor.

He is due back in court on July 19 for sentencing.

He is being represented by Michael Elbert.


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