Plea in Child-Porn Case
An owner of a Montauk fishing tackle shop who had been arrested on child-sex and pornography charges in November pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Suffolk Criminal Court last Thursday.
Paul S. Apostolides, an Islip resident who runs Paulie’s Tackle on South Edgemere Street, admitted to possession of a recorded sexual performance by a child and promoting a sexual performance by a child under 17. Each is a felony, for which a sentence of up to four years in jail may be imposed. Nine additional charges, including rape, were dropped.
Judge Barbara Kahn is due to sentence Mr. Apostolides, 50, in a court appearance on May 18.
Appearing in East Hampton Town Justice Court on March 22, Ana Martinez, who had been arrested in December on a contempt of court violation and harassment charge, had them reduced to disorderly conduct by Justice Catherine A. Cahill. She agreed to pay $325 in fines and court fees. However, Ms. Cahill imposed a new two-year order that Ms. Martinez stay away from Luis Castro, a former boyfriend, whom she had reportedly assaulted at a house on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton on Dec. 12.
Darius Z. Petty, 22, who was arrested by East Hampton Village police on May 29 on charges of alcohol and marijuana possession and an additional charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and was sentenced by Ms. Cahill to 90 days in jail.
Also in court on March 22 was Sergio A. Gutierrez-Martinez, 30, of Maspeth, who pleaded guilty to drunken driving and will pay $1,400 in fines. He had been stopped by East Hampton Town police in March 2010.
In Justice Lisa R. Rana’s court on April 5, Segundo D. Chuquiana-Cuji pleaded guilty to D.W.I. and unlicensed driving and was fined $1,635. He will be unable to reapply for a driver’s license for six months. Mr. Chuquiana-Cuji, 25, had been arrested by town police in June while motoring along Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton.
Justice Rana sentenced Amanda S. Tomasello, 28, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., to a 90-day license suspension and $760 in fines after she pleaded guilty to first-offense D.W.I. She had been stopped by town police in June 2010.