Hampton Bays Man Pleads Not Guilty to Raping Girl

A 28-year-old Hampton Bays man has been indicted on charges of raping a 14-year-old girl last month.

Luis Jocop Can pleaded not guilty at Suffolk County court to second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

Southampton Town Police said U.S. Marshals helped investigators apprehend the suspect on Feb. 12. Court records indicate the incident occurred on Feb. 8.

Judge Barbara Kahn set bail for Can at $50,000. He is due back in court March 20.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put a hold on Can due to his immigration status.