Rye Judge Seals Burglary Record As Bestiality Story Leaks

Rye Police say Judge Joseph Latwin ordered court documents related to a bestiality case sealed to prevent press access.

Clerks at Rye City Court on Thursday denied knowledge of the Feb. 9 burglary arrest of Nicaj Kutjim, 43, of 58 Peck Ave., and Rye Police refused to release copies of the arrest report saying Judge Joseph Latwin had "sealed" the arrest and court reports. However, information on the case is trickling out.

Lucian Chalfen of the Westchester District Attorney's office confirmed Kutjim is due to appear again in Rye City Court on March 6.

Published reports Wednesday said the Westchester District Attorney's Office confirmed the case involved bestiality.

A resident of the Rye Colony Apartments, who ask not to be identified, told Rye Patch that Kutjim has been employed as a superintendent at the cooperative apartments for a number of years.

Residents at Rye Colony Apartments received a letter notifying them Kutjim's keys to the property had been confiscated and that he was given two weeks to vacate the premises following the incident.

Dan Seidel February 17, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Too late!! the story is viral - all over Westchester and spreading fast - give it 2 days to make it around the world.
Anonymous February 17, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Ugh. Poor animal
"A" February 17, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Regardless of sealed reports or not, it's evident this man is sicko...Why in God's name would you ever do such an act..Does he not see that people watch you. Especially being a superintendent..You are always being watched. Don't worry lets see what happens March 6. I hope they put the creep away for awhile..And I guarantee he'll have one hell of a time trying to get another job!!
Linda Turturino February 17, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Really is this really true.....someone has sunk to an all time low
tedc February 17, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Watch Rye officials use yet another pretext to bar the public (that would be YOU Rye Media Types) on March 6th. And BTW, where is the Westchester County DA's Office on STAR double dippers these days. In Suffolk County, which is I think still in New York State - the DA's out there call people certifying to STAR exemptions on rental properties - "felons".....
Rye Reader February 18, 2012 at 12:08 AM
What is the justification for sealing the record?
John Q. Public February 18, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Re sealed record, probably an excess of caution by judge given the inflammatory nature of the allegations. Such a bizarre crime, sick, Rye would have huge liability if they can't prove the case.
Tony T February 18, 2012 at 12:56 AM
1/2 or Rockland County certify reantal properties for STAR. Those in charge know but are afraid to move on it....we need a State Investigation into the entire Asessors Office!!
Renea Henry (Editor) February 18, 2012 at 01:17 AM
It's not clear to me, so I'm going to continue to try and access them. Not for prurient interest, but to make sure the information presented is accurate.
Marisol February 18, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Ummmmmm, I'm losted. What exactly did this man do?
Marisol February 18, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Oh my!
Yorktown Tattler February 18, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Editor, the comments of "anonymous" are consistently too crude for Patch, even to last a few minutes before they are deleted. Can't he/she be blocked from commenting at all?
Marisol February 18, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Anthony, duuuuuuh, I know exactly what bestialty means, but apparently you didn't read my blog correctly. I said and I quote "What EXACTLY did this man do"
Renea Henry (Editor) February 18, 2012 at 03:21 AM
There are two charges: burglary, 2nd degree and misdemeanor sexual misconduct. He is accused of unlawfully entering a residence and of ... sexual misconduct.
Marisol February 18, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Thanks for the info Renea. You think perhaps his main reason for going into the place was to sex up the animal, then used robbery as a cover-up? Nasty!
Watchdog February 18, 2012 at 01:12 PM
100 years ago they said the same thing about men with men so perhaps we are evolving, considering the new marriage laws in NYS? 20 years from now your comments may be considered Anti-Choice or Bashing? This is, after all, Rye, NY, the Liberal Bastion of the Country and it is the 21st Century, you know. What people do in the privacy of their own home etc., etc.
Renea Henry (Editor) February 18, 2012 at 01:40 PM
I can only provide you the information in the criminal charge.
MC February 18, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Maybe thats why the police report is sealed? If it wasn't would the video be accessible to the public? I don't know, just speculating.
Tonto February 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Thats comming soon. The liberals have almost milked the gay marriage cow dry for votes.
Watchdog February 18, 2012 at 04:28 PM
The people in Rye seem real interested in viewing this movie. VERY INTERESTING! I wonder what THAT is about?
Bob Ogden February 18, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Hmmmm. He was married with children. Point. Game.
Watchdog February 18, 2012 at 09:53 PM


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