A Roosevelt man who cops say was driving an unlicensed taxi is accused of exposing himself to a 6-year-old girl while taking the child home, Nassau County police said March 13.
Neri M. Garcia-Ramos, 36, was arraigned Friday on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. He was held on $25,000 bail after a brief appearance at First District Court in Hempstead and is due back in court on March 18.
Police said Garcia-Ramos was called to pick up the young girl at her aunt’s home in Freeport and drive her back to her house in Roosevelt around 9 p.m. on Dec. 28. Authorities said the girl was alone in the car with Garcia-Ramos when he allegedly pulled over during the drive and climbed into the back seat.
He is then alleged to have “exposed himself to the child.” Detectives said the girl began to cry and Garcia-Ramos hopped back into the front seat and continued driving the girl to her home.
He dropped off the young child at her home without collecting any money and took off from the scene, police said. Nassau County Special Victim’s Squad detectives found and cuffed Garcia-Ramos on Nassau Road in Roosevelt Thursday afternoon.
Police believe there may be other victims who have not yet come forward. Detectives are urging anyone who may have been victimized to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.
This article was updated to reflect new information provided by authorities after Garcia-Ramos' arraignment.