Cops: Greenport man raped woman at beach

A Greenport man was arrested Wednesday, after police said he sexually assaulted a 33-year-old Greenport woman.

Rudy Orlando Cruz-Ventura, 33, was arrested and charged with one count of rape in the first degree, according to a news release from Southold Town police.

Police said in the statement the alleged sexual assault happened Tuesday night at Goldsmith's Inlet Beach in Southold. Cruz-Ventura was arrested at a Shelter Island business and was brought to Southold police headquarters in Peconic. He was being held pending his arraignment in Southold Justice Court.

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Shelter Island police assisted in the investigation, Southold police said.

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