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Nov 7, 2011 1:20 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Montauk Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting A Child

Nov 8, 2011 10:43 AM

A Montauk man was arrested by East Hampton Town Police and charged with 10 felony and two misdemeanor child sexual assault counts on Thursday, police said in a press release on Monday.

Paul S. Apostolides, 49, of Montauk and Islip and the owner Paulie’s Tackle Shop, was charged with course of sexual conduct against a child in the first and second degrees, felonies that are charged when a child younger than 11 years old is abused over a course of time at least three months long, one felony count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and five felony counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child, one felony count of second-degree rape, one felony count of second-degree criminal sexual act, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

The alleged incidents took place in Montauk, where Mr. Apostolides was arrested, Detective Lieutenant Chris Anderson said on Monday. He said he could not elaborate further on the nature of Mr. Apostolides’s relationship with the child. The detective said that the police investigation had spanned a period of months.

Mr. Apostolides was arraigned in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead on Friday and taken to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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