CARMEL, NY – According to Sheriff Smith, on November 11, 2015 at 6:50 a.m., Criminal Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested Ronaldo Araely Lopez-Miguel, 20, of the Town of Southeast and charged him with Rape in the Second Degree, a felony; Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor; and with Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, a misdemeanor.
The sheriff stated Lopez-Miguel’s arrest was the result of an investigation that was initiated on November 9, 2015 when the father of a 13 year old female resident of Putnam County reported that his daughter was involved in an alleged sexual relationship with Lopez-Miguel.
Lopez-Miguel was arraigned by Town of Southeast Justice Richard Vercollone and committed to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000.00 cash or bond.
A detainer was placed on Lopez-Miguel by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the man was identified as an illegal alien said the Sheriff.
Lopez-Miguel is scheduled to appear in the Town of Southeast Justice Court to answer the charges at a later date.