08/01/13 2:00pm
08/01/2013 2:00 PM

CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO | Rudy Orlando Cruz-Ventura escorted into Justice Court Thursday.

Update: Rudy Orlando Cruz-Ventura, 33, pleaded not guilty to a first-degree rape charge during an arraignment Thursday afternoon in Southold Town Justice Court.

Southold Town Justice Rudolph Breuer ordered Mr. Cruz-Ventura be held on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond.

He’s due back in court Aug. 16.

Mr. Cruz-Ventura was arrested at a business on Shelter Island Wednesday, authorities said. The alleged sexual assault occurred at Goldsmith’s Inlet Beach in Peconic Tuesday night.

The victim was also a 33-year-old resident of Greenport, police said.

Original Story: A 33-year-old Greenport man has been arrested in connection with a rape that occurred at Goldsmith’s Inlet Beach in Peconic Tuesday night, Southold Town Police said.

Rudy Orlando Cruz-Ventura, 33, was arrested at a business on Shelter Island Wednesday, police said.

The sex assault occurred at the beach, located at the end of Mill Lane, at about 9:30 Tuesday night, police said. The victim was also a 33-year-old resident of Greenport, police said.

Mr. Cruz-Ventura is being held at Southold Town Police headquarters, pending his arraignment Thursday in Southold Town Justice Court on one count of first-degree rape, police said.

Shelter Island Police aided in the investigation.

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05/16/11 1:34pm
05/16/2011 1:34 PM

Jeffrey Ireland

An  investigation into a domestic incident over the weekend led to the arrest 50-year-old Aquebogue man on a rape charge, Southold Town police reported.

In addition to one count of third-degree rape, Jeffrey Ireland, who was arrested at his home just after 6 p.m. Saturday, faces charges of first-degree criminal contempt and second-degree criminal trespass.

Police gave no additional information other than to say the arrest followed an incident in Southold Town.

Mr. Ireland was being held in the Suffolk County jail in Riverside in lieu of $25,000 bail

05/10/10 12:00am
05/10/2010 12:00 AM

Matthew McAvoy

A 21-year-old Mattituck man who police said engaged in a sex act with a 12-year-old girl at the Smith Haven Mall Saturday evening is being held in the county jail on $100,000 bail following his arrest Sunday on felony charges, authorities said.
Matthew McAvoy of Deephole Drive allegedly engaged in a sex act and sexually abused the girl in a restroom corridor near the food court in the Lake Grove mall, Suffolk Police said. He was charged with first degree criminal sex act and second degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday, May 12.
Mr. McAvoy’s record includes guilty pleas on three other charges last year, said a spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota.
Mr. McAvoy, who also goes by the name Cassidy McAvoy, is currently awaiting sentencing on a felony charge of third-degree burglary. He was arrested in Riverhead on Jan. 17 and entered a guilty plea on March 31, the spokesman said.
Last Dec. 9 he was arrested in Riverhead on a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass. After pleading guilty on Dec. 28 he was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail.
On Oct. 9 Mr. McAvoy pleaded guilty in Islip to driving while ability impaired, was sentenced to time served in jail and had his license suspended for 90 days. He was arrested for drunk driving on April 5, officials said.