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Sex Abuse of Teen Alleged

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 09:01

A 31-year-old Hampton Bays man is facing charges after alleged sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl at the mobile home park on Oakview Highway in East Hampton.

Edinson Jasmany Loja-Calle is charged with two counts of third-degree sex abuse and two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, all misdemeanors. East Hampton Town police say that on Sept. 4 and Sept. 17, Mr. Loja-Calle touched the girl’s breasts under her clothes. New York State law says that children under age 17 are not capable of consent.

An initial police report was made on Sept. 22. According to his attorney, Victor Knapp, Mr. Loja-Calle voluntarily turned himself in on Nov. 22. During his arraignment later that day, Justice Steven Tekulsky set bail at $1,000, which was posted.

Mr. Knapp said his client is contesting the charges. He is due back in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Jan. 27, 2022.


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