First Squad detectives are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm in Merrick.
According to detectives, two nine-year-old female victims, who are sisters, encountered a male white subject at two different times while traveling to and from their Petit Avenue home to their grandmother’s house on Webster Street. The first victim, while riding her bicycle to her grandmothers, observed the male sitting on a bicycle on the corner of Petit Avenue and Webster Street intentionally exposing himself to her. The victim turned around and went home to tell her parents. Approximately two minutes later, the second victim, while riding to her home from her grandmother’s, also observed the same male subject. As she attempted to ride her bicycle past him, the male lunged at her, grabbing her shoulders, stopping her and attempted to pull her pants down. The victim yelled at the subject, was able to get away and also rode home to tell her parents.
The subject, who fled the scene, was described as being in his 20’s with brown hair. He was wearing a black shirt, red pants, black sneakers and a paper mask covering his mouth. His bicycle was described as being black in color with a white stripe and was possibly motorized. He was last seen heading westbound on Webster Street.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: Det. Abruzzo/1st Squad
*****UPDATE***** Details by: Det. Abruzzo/1st Squad 08/22/20/0025/8751
The First Squad reports the Arrest of Alex Ramirez, 26, of 95 Ann Dr. South, Freeport for the above incident. He is charged with Attempted Sexual Abuse 1st degree, two counts of Public Lewdness 1st degree and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He will be arraigned on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in Mineola.