Nesconset landlord accused of attempted sex assault on tenant

NESCONSET - A Nesconset landlord has pleaded not guilty to charges that he broke into his tenant's apartment and tried to sexually abuse her. The prosecution alleges that Neil Parikh, 27, broke into a female tenant's apartment overnight last month while she was sleeping, with the intention of drugging her into having sex with him. They say she woke up and he fled. According to police, Parikh admitted to them that he wanted to knock out the woman and sexually abuse her. Police say he called himself a monster in a letter of apology that he wrote to the 25-year-old tenant. A judge ordered Parikh jailed on $1 million bond or $500,000 cash bail. His defense attorney is appealing the judge's decision.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday 1 3 injured in early morning Central Islip house fire
Dr. Melinda Edwards taught and inspired the students 2 Former students surprise Baldwin H.S. chorus teacher
Demonstrators sit on the ground along Pennsylvania Ave. 3 Thousands march across US to protest Trump climate policies
Tens of thousands of Long Island students are 4 Thousands of students to opt out of state testing
Trump's road to the White House, paved in 5 Trump's 100-days vows: Hits, misses, unfinished business

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.