Posted on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 at 12:00 am
Sound Beach, NY (July 5, 2019) – A man from Long Island is currently facing rape charges after authorities arrested him for allegedly engaging in a criminal sexual act with an underage girl. Thomas Hinrichs, 33, was reported to have met the 16-year-old girl on social media, according to police.
At this time, officials say that the sexual abuse occurred earlier this year inside a motel room located in Centereach, which is about nine miles from Hinrichs’ home. Police arrested the suspect on Thursday afternoon, July 4th, at his Sound Beach home. He has been charged with third-degree rape, as well as a third-degree criminal sex act.
In court, Hinrichs was reported to have remained silent. He was taken to jail, where he is being held on $50,000 bail. Police are working to determine whether or not there are more victims.
Sexual Abuse in New York
First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the victim of the suspect as we maintain hope for her ability to fully recover from this incident. It is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have very substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation for the misconduct that you were wrongfully forced to endure.
At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to holding sexual abusers liable for their atrocious and appalling actions. Our compassionate attorneys are unconditionally dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our sexual abuse attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.
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