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Sagaponack Man Guilty of Arson, Sentenced to Psychiatric Care & Probation

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A 65 year old Sagaponack man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and a year’s probation in an inpatient psychiatric facility for an April, 2014 arson that damaged an empty seven-bedroom house on Dune Road.

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Sagaponack, NY - May 27, 2015 - A 65 year old Sagaponack man will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and a year’s probation in an inpatient psychiatric facility for an April, 2014 arson that damaged an empty seven-bedroom house on Dune Road.

David Osiecki has been incarcerated since April 19 of last year.

The conditions of his guilty plea on May 26 mandate Osiecki must serve his probation in a residential psychiatric facility; if no such venue is found, the defendant will be incarcerated for a minimum of one and one half years to a maximum of four and one-half years in state prison. If the defendant violates probation during his year in a residential psychiatric facility, the court can potentially sentence Osiecki to up to 15 years imprisonment.

If Osiecki complies with the interim probation conditions while hospitalized, he will plead guilty to third-degree attempted arson and be sentenced to five years’ probation.

“The victim of the arson is amenable to this disposition entered into before Justice Camacho,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “One of our primary concerns is that he receives treatment for his bipolar disorder and that he continues to be monitored. To that end, if and when the defendant completes his psychiatric hospitalization, he will then serve five more years of probation with mental health conditions,” District Attorney Spota said.