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Social Media Posts Lead to Felony Rape Arrest

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 12:37

A 21-year-old Montauk man was arrested last week on a felony charge of raping a minor. 

According to East Hampton Town police, the man, Ronny A. Dellosantos-Corporan, met a girl under the age of 15 online and had sex with her on two different occasions. The father of the underage girl became suspicious after seeing her social media posts and questioned his child. Subsequent investigation by detectives led to the arrest of Mr. Dellosantos-Corporan.

At 6 p.m. on Friday at the Montauk police substation, he was charged with rape in the second degree, criminal sexual act in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. He was held overnight and appeared on Saturday morning before East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky in East Hampton Town Justice Court, where he posted bail of $1,000 and was released. He is to be back in court on Aug. 27.

In other recent arrests, another Montauk resident was charged with felony criminal mischief after allegedly punching holes in the Sheetrock walls inside 10 Gannet Drive.

Town police said Richard Daunt also punched the passenger side of the resident's car, denting it, at 5 a.m. on July 10. Mr. Daunt, a 30-year-old resident of the hamlet, was additionally charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance after police reported finding cocaine in a small bag in his wallet during his arrest. He was held in custody for 24 hours until the next morning, when he appeared before Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance to await a future court date.

Police stopped Leon Montague of Moriches, 26, on the afternoon of July 7 after a traffic infraction in Amagansett, and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a 2016 blue BMW. He is due back in court on Wednesday.

At 2 a.m. on Monday, as he was eastbound on Cedar Street near North Main Street in East Hampton, Danny Palaguachi-Guamanrigra fell asleep at the wheel and his 2014 Hyundai hit a utility pole. The East Hampton resident was uninjured, but was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving. Information about Mr. Palaguachi-Guamanrigra’s court date was unavailable at press time.

East Hampton Village police arrested Cristina Garcia, 29, of East Hampton on the night of July 7 in the Stop and Shop parking lot. She had backed her 2015 Chevrolet Camry into a 2018 Tesla belonging to Caterina Heil, 48, of New York City, and during the questioning that followed police said they found she had neither valid insurance nor registration. She was freed on her own recognizance yesterday after appearing in Justice Court, and will return to court in future.

Peter Delgiorno Jr., 53, of Palm Beach, Fla., was arrested on July 6 in Sag Harbor. Northbound on Main Street in a 2020 Mini Cooper, he was stopped for talking on his cellphone, police said, but a computer check found that his license had been revoked three times. He was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, and is scheduled to appear on Friday, July 24, in Sag Harbor Justice Court before Justice Lisa R. Rana.

On Friday afternoon, after his 2018 gray Volkswagen allegedly ran a stop sign on Main Street, Sag Harbor police pulled over Raymond Thetford, 52, of Southampton. Police found that his license had been suspended, and he too will appear before Justice Rana on Friday, July 24.

One more Sag Harbor driver, Edgar Chavez-Funes, 30, of Brentwood, will be arraigned on that date. His 2017 Ford F 250 ran the stop sign at the intersection of Madison and Marsden Streets on Friday morning, village police said, and he too was charged with unlicensed operation.

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