Another EH Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

Juan Bacuilima, center, is one of four men currently behind bars after being arrested on a charge of sexually abusing a child. None of the incidents are related. He is shown here earlier this month, after an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court. On the left is Scott McKallip, who also remains in custody. McKallip was charged with arson.

Yet another East Hampton Town man has been accused by police of sexually molesting a child. Town Police arrested Cesar Augusto Diaz-Illescas, 69, of Springs, the morning of May 13, after an investigation into charges that he had sexual contact with a child under the age of 11.

That makes four similar yet unrelated arrests in the past two months in East Hampton alone. All four men remain behind bars, with one being held by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and the other three in county jail.

The complaining document against Diaz-Illescas on file at the East Hampton Town Justice Court gives the span of time when the alleged abuse occurred over three years, beginning in September 2015, right up to the end of November of last year, indicating that the child’s age was in the single digits when most of the alleged incidents occurred.

It appears, from comments made in court last week, that Diaz-Illescas was acquainted with the victim, which is the case in all the other sexual abuse arrests made by town police recently. Police will not release any information on the case, or on any of the others, that could lead back to the victim, since it involves sexual abuse of a child.

Diaz-Illescas was charged with sexual conduct with a child, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor. Bail was set May 14 in East Hampton Town Justice Court by Justice Steven Tekulsky at $50,000. Diaz-Illescas has been held in county jail in Riverside since then.

The family of the defendant has retained Melissa Aguanno of Edward Burke Jr & Associates to represent him. Aguanno agreed in court on May 16 to waive Diaz-Illsecas’s right to be released if not indicted after five days. This will give her time to talk with the district attorney’s office and also investigate the case without the threat or need by the prosecution of an indictment.

Another of Aguanno’s clients is Bryan Ordonez-Albarracin, 23, of Springs, who is currently in ICE custody. Ordonez-Albarracin was charged on April 6 with multiple felony counts involving sexual abuse, including three charges of rape in the first degree, involving two girls he was acquainted with.

When his family came to post $80,000 bail at the county jail in Riverside, the sheriffs delayed releasing him for six hours, according to Aguanno. When he was finally released, ICE agents were waiting for Ordonez-Albarracin when he walked out of the jail house doors, she said.

He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ where ICE rents space.

Juan Bacuilima, 56, formerly of Springs, is charged with sexually abusing a child, a felony. He has been in county jail since his April 4 arraignment in East Hampton.

The fourth East Hampton man being held on sexual abuse charges is Antonio Zambrano, 38. He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail, set in the county courtroom of Justice Karen Wilutis, after he was indicted on multiple charges, including a felony charge of course of sexual conduct with a child. He was arrested on April 15.

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