FREEPORT MAN CHARGED IN SEX ABUSE OF GIRL, 12
Steven Reyes, a 23 year old Freeport man, was arraigned yesterday in First District Court in Hempstead on charges that he sexually abused his half-sister's 12 year old playmate. Police say Reyes, who lives at 279 Branch Street, sodomized the girl early Saturday morning while the girl and another 12 year old friend had come to the house for a sleep-over. The three friends slept in a bedroom with an aunt who was watching the girls. Reyes entered the bedroom some time around 3 a.m. and began to sodomize the girl. She woke up and let out a cry and one of the other girls allegedly saw him dash out of the room. His aunt called the girls parents who then called police. Bail was set at $500,000 in cash only. Reyes is charged with three counts of first-degree sodomy.
(Freeport, New York)