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Crimes Nearby: Man Allegedly Drugged, Sexually Assaulted Teen

A rundown of arrests and incidents that occurred in the past week near Malverne and West Hempstead.

The following information was supplied by the Nassau County, Rockville Centre and Long Beach police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.


Nassau Police arrested an Inwood man for allegedly drugging a teenage employee at his religious goods store and then proceeding to have sexual relations with the male victim.

According to the Special Victims Squad, the incident occurred on Jan. 3 at Botanica Inle Osain, an Inwood store owned by Daniel Miller. Miller, 44, allegedly intentionally drugged a 17-year-old male employee on his first day as an employee at the store.

Police stated that the victim was given a cup containing a liquid mixed with Lorazepam, by the defendant and was told to drink it. The victim was allegedly unaware that he was being drugged. At approximately 4 a.m., the victim awoke and found himself in the defendant’s home, police said. The defendant then drove the victim home, where he notified police.

Special Victims Squad detectives arrested Miller on Thursday at his Inwood residence, whereh complained of chest pain and was transported to a local hospital. He was charged with Criminal Sexual Act 1st Degree and arraigned Friday. Nassau County Judge Helen Voutsinas has set bail at $2 million bond or $1 million cash. 

A Cold Spring Harbor doctor with an office in Rockville Centre was sentenced to three years probation after he was arrested for selling painkiller prescriptions to an undercover RVC police detective without performing any medical examination.

Dr. Martin Roginsky, 82, of Cold Spring Harbor, made an estimated $261K by selling phony prescriptions for Oxycodone and other painkillers. He pleaded guilty in February to fourth-degree criminal diversion of prescription medication and prescriptions, a Class A misdemeanor.

A spokesman for the district attorney’s office said in addition to probation, Roginsky had to surrender his medical license and pay $93,000 in restitution.

Man Sentenced for Vicious Beating of Nurse

A Queens man was sentenced on Monday to 11 years in prison after he beat a registered nurse who was leading a patient therapy session at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, according to the Nassau County District Attorney.

Donte Oakes, 25, of Springfield Gardens, pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree last month.

Rice said that on Sept. 10, 2010, Oakes, who was a patient at Franklin Hospital, broke a chair in his room and hid one of the chair legs in his clothing. He then entered a group therapy session at the hospital and repeatedly hit the registered nurse leading the session in the head with the chair leg.

The victim suffered multiple lacerations, multiple fractures to the left side of her face and permanent partial blindness in her left eye. She continues to have lasting effects from the attack.

Oakes and the victim had argued previously over his refusal to take his medication. 

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