NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island supermarket employee is accused of sexually abusing two girls who were shopping with their mother.
On Nov. 24, store clerk Edward Ramirez, 43, exposed himself to a 5-year-old girl and her 7-year-old sister at the Stop & Shop located at 177 Forest Ave. in Glen Cove, police said.READ MORE: Retired FDNY Firefighter Suffering From 9/11-Related Illness In Need Of Lifesaving Bone Marrow Transplant
The girls were in an aisle next to their mother when Ramirez exposed himself to the 7 year old, police said.
When she ran to tell her mother what happened, he exposed himself to the 5-year-old girl and forced her to touch him, police said.
She too then ran to find her mother.READ MORE: Harlem Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman, Striking 5-Year-Old Child
Ramirez was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.
Detectives want to hear from anyone who feels that their child may have been a victim of Ramirez to contact the Glen Cove Police Department at (516) 676-1000, or the Special Victims Squad at (516) 573-4022.MORE NEWS: New York Judge Suspends Father's Visitation Rights With Daughter Unless He Gets COVID Vaccine Or Subjects To Weekly Testing
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