Shown above, Bryan Ordonez-Albarracin, after being arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning. Independent/T. E. McMorrow
Bryan Ordonez-Albarracin, 23, of Springs was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Sunday morning on multiple rape and child sexual abuse charges. Three of the charges he is facing are rape in the first degree, a violent felony, each of which carries a mandatory sentence of five to 25 years in prison, if he is convicted.
Police said Ordonez-Albarracin had been sexually abusing two teenaged women for several years. He allegedly admitted to having had sexual contact with each of them, individually, over that time period. Ordonez-Albarracin is acquainted with the victims. Police would not release any identifying details about the victims, which is standard in rape cases.
According to the police, the most recent attack occurred Saturday, April 6, when Ordonez-Albarracin allegedly cornered and forced himself upon one of the women. The woman who was attacked confided about the alleged incident to a relative, who contacted police. Detectives interviewed the victim of the April 6 attack, according to a press release sent out early Sunday, April 7. They also reached out to the other victim before speaking with Ordonez-Albarracin, who was placed under arrest a little before 3 PM on Saturday and held overnight for arraignment.
Besides three counts of rape in the first degree, he is also facing one count of rape in the second degree and two counts of sexual abuse in the first degree, all felonies, and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child.
Ordonez-Albarracin was represented at his arraignment by attorney Carl Irace. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky said that the district attorney’s office had asked bail to be set at $100,000.
Irace said that Ordonez-Albarracin is a graduate of East Hampton High School, and had gone to a local community college for a year before going to work as a mason in East Hampton. Irace asked for a lower bail amount, saying Ordonez-Albarracin would “benefit to be at liberty to fight these charges.” He also told the court that Ordonez-Albarracin has one prior arrest, that on a driving while intoxicated charge several years ago, which was reduced to a non-criminal charge in a plea deal, and would be hiring the same attorney from that case, John Kern.
Tekulsky issued two orders of protection for the women, telling the defendant that he must not have any contact with them, then set bail at $80,000, which was not immediately posted. Suffolk County deputy sheriffs picked Ordonez-Albarracin up and took him to the county jail in Riverhead.
If Ordonez-Albarracin remains in custody, the district attorney’s office will have until Friday, April 12, to obtain an indictment, or release him, under state law. He Is due back In court on April 11.