East Moriches Man Found Guilty of 2012 Stony Brook Rape; Expected to Serve 25 Years in Prison
February 26, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – A 23 year old East Moriches man charged with raping a female house-sitter in a Stony Brook home in 2012 pleaded guilty today at a court conference in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Patrick O’Sullivan is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison.
O’Sullivan wore a mask and carried a loaded rifle when he entered the house through an unlocked door on the night of November 20, 2012.
Patrick O’Sullivan, 23, of East Moriches planned to have the victim and a witness killed in a scheme he believed would result in his freedom. O’Sullivan is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison. Police Photo.
O’Sullivan fired his weapon twice and sexually assaulted a victim after restraining her with duct tape.
According to a report in late 2012 O’Sullivan pleaded not guilty to a 10 count indictment including four counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of rape in the first degree, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree, two counts of criminal use of a firearm, one count of first degree burglary, and one count of sexual abuse in the first degree.
Today, the defendant pleaded guilty to rape, criminal sexual act, burglary, sexual abuse and conspiracy.
The latter charge stemmed from O’Sullivan’s attempt while incarcerated in the county jail to hire a hit man to kill the victim and another person he believed would testify against him. The plot failed when the man O’Sullivan tried to hire to murder the pair notified police.
For the conspiracy crimes, the defendant will be sentenced to a concurrent prison term of up to 25 years. O’Sullivan waived his right to appeal and a permanent order of protection will be issued on behalf of the victim.
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