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Long Island rape victim had to dial 911 with her tongue, prosecutors say

Patrick O'Sullivan
Police Photo
Patrick O'Sullivan
Police Photo

(CBS/AP) CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - Prosecutors say a woman who was bound and raped in the Long Island home where she was house sitting for a friend managed to dial 911 with her tongue after her attacker fled.

Patrick O'Sullivan, 20, of East Moriches, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Wednesday.

According to, police say O'Sullivan was able to enter the home through an unlocked door on Nov. 20.

Prosecutors said the woman, whose hands were tied and who was assaulted at gunpoint, used her tongue to dial 911 after the suspect fled.

Among other charges, O'Sullivan faces four counts of predatory sexual assault, which is punishable by life imprisonment.