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Police: Man, 22, Had Sex with Underaged Girl

Dean Picariello, 22, of Croton-on-Hudson, was arrested and charged with third-degree rape, according to Westchester County Police.

A 22-year-old Croton-on-Hudson man faces a rape charge for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old female, according to Westchester County Police.

Police arrested Dean Picariello, 22, on Dec. 14 and charged him with third-degree rape and second-degree distribution of indecent material, both felonies, along with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

Picariello, who police said resides at the Croton Point Park campground, allegedly had sex with the girl at another location in the Town of Cortlandt. Police also allege that that he sent the girl a sexually explicit text message.

Picariello was arraigned, sent to county Jail on a $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Cortlandt town court at a later date.

Peter Marengo December 19, 2012 at 01:37 PM
He "resides" at Croton Point Park camground? As what? A fungus?
Collegenurse December 19, 2012 at 03:26 PM
My first response was "He can live there"? I was under the impression it was a seasonal park not a residential park....what the heck.
marky weltzien December 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
CollegeNurse, i agree totally with your statement, however NY state law says that the legal age for sexual consent is 17. so 16 or under is grounds for a statutory rape charge... just making sure the facts are all straight.
Stephanie DaSilva January 05, 2013 at 04:42 AM
i agree with you. i know him personaly & he has never been the type of person to do those things.
Stephanie DaSilva January 05, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Some of you people are so quick to jugde. Don't you remember inocent until proven guilty. Also your reading an article which is always twisted just to sell papers & to make profits go up. Besides i know him personaly, he has never been the type of guy to do the things he is being acused of.
Ded Yorick January 07, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Hmmm...definitely looks suspicious in that photo. Add that to the fact that he's a full-time campground resident and a picture starts to emerge. Still, let's not rush to judgment. If he is, fact, the dj Dino Mack, let's not forget how the Man railroaded another popular jockey, Alan Freed, when it should have been Dick Clark who was imprisoned. Dean Picariello - I don't know what you were up to in that campground but I will wait to hear your side of this sordid story before issuing a ruling.
Walden Macnair January 29, 2013 at 09:29 PM
MSJ I totally disagree with you. A "fast" girl is not a valid excuse for child abuse. This man needs to be put in prison.

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