Mineola, NY - July 31, 2015 - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Glen Cove man who exposed himself to three children at a Glen Cove supermarket in two separate incidents.
Edward Ramirez, 43, was arraigned today on the following grand jury charges:
• One Count of Sexual Abuse in the 1st Degree (a D felony)
• Three Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (an A misdemeanor)
• Two Counts of Public Lewdness in the 1st Degree (an A misdemeanor)
Acting Supreme Court Justice Terence Murphy continued bail at $60,000 bond or $60,000 cash. Ramirez is due back in court on August 24. If convicted of the top count, Ramirez faces a maximum of seven years in prison.
“It is our job to protect those who cannot protect themselves, especially our children,” said Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, former Chief of the Special Victims Bureau. “This defendant is accused of targeting and exposing himself to young girls at a local supermarket on more than one occasion. We must do everything in our power to keep predators off our streets and away from our kids.”
Acting DA Singas said that Ramirez allegedly exposed himself to a seven-year old girl on November 24, 2014 at a Glen Cove supermarket. When the victim ran away, the defendant then allegedly forced a five-year old girl to touch him. After the November 2014 incident, police notified the public of the incidents and another family came forward with details of Ramirez allegedly exposing himself at the same supermarket to an eight-year old girl in the summer of 2014.
Ramirez was arrested by the Glen Cove Police Department’s Detective Squad and the Nassau County Police Department’s Special Victims Squad on December 9, 2014.
Ramirez is also charged with Attempted Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd degree for a separate June 24, 2015, incident in which he is accused of attempting to record a woman in the restroom of a Glen Cove restaurant.
Assistant District Attorney Melissa Scannell of Acting DA Singas’ Special Victims Bureau is prosecuting the case. Ramirez is represented by Charles Kelton, Esq. and Howard Teichner, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.