North Bellport, NY - February 14, 2017 - A North Bellport man today pleaded not guilty to a seven count indictment charging him with rape and other sex crimes committed against a teenage female, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.
Efrain Villafane, 60, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape in the third degree, two counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree, two counts of sexual misconduct and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
The victim was 16 years old when the crimes allegedly occurred in 2015 and 2016.
Suffolk police Fifth Squad detectives arrested Villafane on February 2.
Villafane posted $50,000 bond and will return to court on March 9 before Judge Barbara Kahn in Riverhead.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.