Kings Park Man Arrested For Rape

Police say Luis Sanchez attacked the woman while she was jogging.

Suffolk County Police arrested a Kings Park man on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman in Kings Park.

Police charged 23-year-old Luis Sanchez with rape in the first degree and two counts of a criminal sexual act.

Sanchez was arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip and is currently being held in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead.

According to police, the woman was jogging on Marvin Drive on Tuesday around 6 a.m. when a man approached her, forced her into a nearby wooded area and sexually assaulted her. The assault is the second reported sexual attack in less than six months in Kings Park.

In early April, New York State Park Police reported that a 20-year-old woman was raped at Nissequogue River State Park. According to police the woman was walking on a bicycle path near Old Dock Road in the park on April 4 when she was attacked.

The police are asking anyone with information on this attack to call 854-8452.

diane tabone August 15, 2011 at 10:29 AM
Amen Walter.
Jm August 15, 2011 at 04:19 PM
Not to mention the free legal help he will get...
Jm August 15, 2011 at 04:20 PM
God bless the victim
Craig August 15, 2011 at 04:59 PM
It does matter that he is an illegal. This means that because the govt refuses to enforce immigration laws, all other laws broken by illegals are a direct result of this enforcement failure. If the govt knew that this person was here and didn't deport him, in my opinion, they are liable for the other crimes they commit.
David Paduano August 15, 2011 at 05:09 PM
This guy is a menace and should be treated as one. That being said, The imigration issue in America will never be resolved. REPUBLICANS like the cheap labor & DEMOCRATS like the cheap votes.
Walter Keenan August 15, 2011 at 05:49 PM
Craig is he illegal? - Do you know this to be truth? - Has this been proven, or are you feeding off the bias opinions above? We honestly, unless something was released since last night, have no idea as to his status. Making any statements here made about his status nothing more that a bias racist rant. While I do think there is a high probability this person *could be* illegal, there is nothing proving this to be true. Everyone is assuming based on his photo that he is an illegal, for all you and I know he could in fact be a legal documented person. In this case even if he is illegal his status is a mute point. Where he was born, if he has a work visa, or if he is a US citizen either born or naturalized, have nothing at all to do with the fact that he is accused of victimizing this person. I will restate from above in case it was missed: "I am against illegal people in this country, probably more than you will know, however this is not the place for that argument. People have taken an opportunity to spread such vile remarks about a person, based on a photo. That is wrong on so many levels, though it will probably never be seen from someone with a one track mind."
David Paduano August 15, 2011 at 05:55 PM
So if we can make all those slumlords stop renting substandard illegal apartments to those damn immigrants our crime problems would be solved...I THINK WE'RE DONE HERE
MD August 15, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Hey Walter, my friend, WHATS THE DIFFERNCE WHAT HIS LEGAL STATUS IS. (even though he is probably illegal and doesnt pay taxes and gets everything for free unlike us citizens that do pay our way) YOUR REALLY MAKING THIS ENTIRE INCINDENT ABOUT HIS STATUS. Apparently your not understanding the whole picture here. Enough about the immigrants and your soft spot for them. Its about the crime of a rape and about the crime of being in our country illegally Really Walter???? MC
David Paduano August 15, 2011 at 06:08 PM
The same kind of liberalism that built the town that sprung up around a STATE hospital where they treated people who could'nt take care of themselves. The kind of liberalism that allowed our ancestors to thrive in a country that wasn't there's. Who died and put you idiots in charge ANYWAY?
Walter Keenan August 15, 2011 at 06:23 PM
Sorry to disapoint Maryann, I have not pushed or even made an attempt to combine this person's legal status with the crime they are accused of. The whole picture here is this man is accused of raping a woman, that is the whole picture. At this point in time there was nothing painted in the picture that stated this person is illegal. There has only been opinion forced into the discussion based on the man's looks in the above photo. Now do I think he could be illegal? Yes, it is possible. Do I know this to be fact? No, absolutly not. Does his legal status, or choice of hair products have anything at all to do with him rapeing this woman? Certainly not. Please, can you show me where it states this person is Illegal? Again, I am asking you or anyone to show your cards.
Dawn August 16, 2011 at 01:08 AM
@kingsparkkid, can you tell us how you confirmed he is illegal?
Tom Gillen August 16, 2011 at 01:07 PM
Well said, Walter.
Tom Gillen August 16, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Everyone is entitled to free legal help. "You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you"
Craig August 16, 2011 at 01:35 PM
Umm, did you actually read what I wrote? I haven't a clue as to if he is illegal or not. I said it matters if he is or is not. Someone asked if it matters if he is illegal or not and I said it does. You say here his status is a mute point, but you don't say why. I never said that his immigration status changes what he is accuses of, and am confused how you came to that conclusion from what I wrote. Do you really believe from what I wrote that if he turns out to be legal that it should change what he is accused of? I do not make any point to that. I make the point that when the government decides to not enforce its immigration laws it is culpable of the other crimes that are committed. Since you claim you are so against illegals in this country, I am surprised you missed my point as this is a pretty basic argument for enforcing immigration laws. If it turns out he is legal this point does not change. Before you accuse people of being bias, please fully read what they write. Racism is horrible, but recklessly labeling people as racist is just as bad.
Walter Keenan August 16, 2011 at 03:43 PM
Yes I did read what you wrote, and perhaps there is confusion in the way you wrote it. For instance you said, "It does matter that he is an illegal." That in my opinion is a statement, and not to be confused with: "It does matter *IF* he is an illegal", "If he is illegal it does matter." or "His legal status does matter." The way you wrote it, I take that as saying, “He is an illegal and it does matter.” Regardless, he is accused of raping this woman it does not matter if he is legal or illegal nothing changes this is why his status is a mute point. You also said, “Do you really believe from what I wrote that if he turns out to be legal that it should change what he is accused of?” Well why would it matter if he were illegal then? If him being legal does not change anything, how does him being illegal change anything? His race, nationality, or legal status has nothing to do with the story at hand. Illegal immigrants might go on to act in other crimes yeah that is possible maybe even more than likely, but any person may go on to commit crime be it white, Irish, Italian, black, Chinese, American ,or any other races / nationalities I may have not included. Enforcing immigration laws is something that needs to be done for many varying reasons, but is not an end all to the crime that happens in KP or throughout the country. It certainly would not change the fact that this woman was victimized.
Walter Keenan August 16, 2011 at 03:43 PM
*IF this were a story about the victim going after ICE, or other government entities based on his legal status we would be having a totally different discussion and I would be in more agreement with what is happening above. We all know this story is not about that, or the immigration problem in the US. To make an attempt to do so in my opinion is defiantly bias and racist propaganda – sorry if you don’t agree but that is how I see it.
Liz August 16, 2011 at 04:57 PM
Am.. I understand the crime this man has done and in no way should we tolerate this type of crime going on in our community i just believe some comments in this article are very ignorant why would you go after the person that lives in that house or rented to him im sure they are as shock as we all are.Trying to find out information to see where he lives c'mon people . Im sure this person who rented to him doesnt do a background check on a person he/she decides to rent to i believe none of us do . Just becareful because the owner of this home my take action if he/she feels her family in danger due to the nature of Mr. Sanchez actions and we should just leave it to the law enforcement to finish up this guy.
Craig August 16, 2011 at 05:20 PM
Someone asks if he is illegal. Someone else said yes. Another asks does that matter. I say it matters if he is because gov't is failing at enforcing its immigration laws. You say my statement is bias and racist propaganda. Sorry, but I find that hysterical.
Dawn August 16, 2011 at 05:32 PM
i think because this horrific act took place very, very close to some of us it has everyone even more shocked. we dont expect this to happen here, right? can i say that or will i be questioned and told im biased or prejudice? i know that i have seen this guy walking many times down 5th ave and i have had that HMMMMM???? question in my gut when i saw him. I wondered, who is he? where does he come from? he doesnt look familiar, like he is from here? where does he live? etc etc. i wish maybe I would have acted on that gut feeling when i first had it because if he shouldnt have been here maybe he would have been gone and this terrible thing would have NEVER happened. just my feelings thats all.
Walter Keenan August 16, 2011 at 06:21 PM
Someone can say he is a pink elephant, it doesn't make it so. I've asked everyone who said he was illegal to back up their statement. As you can see I am still waiting... This person having illegal status has yet to be proven as factual, yet people tout it to be true. Some have even used this case as "proof" that people with illegal status put us in danger. "So if we can make all those slumlords stop renting substandard illegal apartments to those damn immigrants our crime problems would be solved" "Don't be nieve until we take our contry back we will continue down this road to lawlessness." "Our government, both federal & local continue to allow these people to come here unchecked, and live among us. We have no idea about these people, what crimes they may have committed in their own country." That to me is propaganda. There is a racial element thrown in because this person now caries a badge stating he is illegal based on how he looks in a photo. This person appears to posses Mexican, Latin, or Spanish blood he has been called an illegal, there is no denying it, that's racism. If this man is illegal, I think the powers that be should be on the hook for not doing something. Providing someone, anyone has reported this man as illegal and can prove nothing has been done about it. You see there is a valid complaint here; trouble is you can't point fingers after the fact. Nothing states he is illegal, or that any government agency knew of his presence.
Blackie Jones August 21, 2011 at 05:38 AM
I think it's really heartwarming that this rape managed to bring so many Kings Parkers together in their collective hatred of Hispanics and other brown peoples trying to steal our tax money and what not. What a great town with we live in! KP Pride 4Evs guys!
JJ August 23, 2011 at 02:38 AM
My comment was pulled by the Patch but Sanchez is an illegal immigrant. Any of us who vote for those who protect illegal’s from deportation are all to blame for putting our families at risk. Most illegal immigrants are decent but who can tell. With political correctness we can only hope no one gets hurt. Those who vote for democrats should demand your leaders to deport illegal’s those who vote Republican can do nothing but hope that Tim Bishop (D) will do the right things The Patch isn’t worth reading if they have an overt political agenda or even cares enough what ours is that they pull comments to protect their views.
Walter Keenan August 23, 2011 at 03:08 AM
"Most illegal immigrants are decent but who can tell." Seriously after everything that has been said here that is what you come up with? REALLY?
Dan Paduano August 23, 2011 at 01:05 PM
On the immigration point. It should be noted that the LIBERAL OBAMA has deported many more illegals than his predesesor. This has nothing to do with political correctness. We like cheap, we just dont want to live next to it. We've allways been a country of imigrants, there have allways been bad apples. Anybody remember the MAFIA be they Italian (my people), Irish, Jewish or other. These people are no worse.
Walter Keenan August 23, 2011 at 02:15 PM
Yes this is a country founded on immigration; however this country was NOT founded on illegal immigration. There is a difference. That being said a legal or illegal immigrant is no more unsafe than the guy or gal living next to you. You never know what a person, any person, is going to do or what type of crazy things they think about no matter where they are from. His legal status is valid for all you and I know, and has no bearing on the crime he committed. Granted I will agree if the government were more diligent in their efforts to keep illegal immigrants out (based on the assumption this guy is defiantly illegal) this may have never happened, but it may have made no difference. Even if our borders were totally secure some illegal immigrants will still get into the country, this guy *could have* been one of them. We can "what if" this forever, it's not going to get us anywhere... Sadly he is here, and he is accused of committing this horrible act.
Mike August 24, 2011 at 09:50 PM
On a related issue, have you ever tried to bring your kids to play soccer or basketball at the park behind Parkview elementary school? Guess what, you can't. Some days there are 20 to 30 individuals of mexican/equidorian decent and not one of them speaks english using our park which we pay hard earned tax money for. Your vote counts people remember that next election our town is being invaded and nothing is being done about it
KingsParkKid August 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM
i never knew there were so many uneducated and ignorant people living in kings park. i understand your anger and frustration and my heart goes out to the woman more than you know. the racist and insulting comments descirbing 'immigrants' and apparently anyone who does NOT have white skin, blond hair and blue eyes is disturbing. THIS ANIMAL is a piece of garbage that commited a Horrific crime and YES i am ONE HUNDRED percent positve he IS an illegal alien but his nationality has NOTHING to do with this. i too am not happy that he was working in a factory that a local kings parker could have had, and i too am not happy he was not paying taxes like the rest of us and i too am not happy that he was lurking the streets of our happy neighborhood but please PLEASE do not make this a hate against people of a different race. if you do not change your attitude and stop spreading the hate i can promise the youth of our future will not be any better than this piece of garbage that commited this heinous crime.
Lauren De Gray Kastrinos August 25, 2011 at 03:51 PM
you guys are certain it was that guy who walked up and down the street jesus I was freaked out before because this happened 3 houses down from me but now I know it was that kid I saw him walking everyday unbelievable
Unknown October 15, 2011 at 04:59 AM
You all don't know a thing . You don't know what it's like to be accused for something you didn't do . The women that accused him , lied ! She didn't tell what really happened she wasn't jogging she said that to put him in a wrong place , she didn't think about what her lying would lead to . It's bad enough he was blamed for stuff he didn't do . But there's people leaving racist comments , seriously I thought we were done with racism decades ago ... but apparently not people still can't move on . Immigrants don't do anything but come to look for a better future . So you all need to stop judging others nobody in this world can judge us but GOD !
Gman March 01, 2012 at 07:23 PM
He will be incarcerated for a long time!! A great job by the detectives from the 4th. it dose'nt get any better . SCPD did a great job here. They had the mutt in custody within hours of this heinous crime!! Great job!!!


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