The incident occurred on Friday, July 21 at approximately 7:50 pm in Manhasset.

According to Nassau County police detectives, two 14-year-old girls were sitting on a bench at 27 Manhasset Avenue when the man approached them and exposed himself to them.

The victim fled the scene immediately and notified her parents of the incident.

After a thorough investigation, 22-year-old Christian Sarmiento of Port Washington was arrested without incident.

During the investigation it was determined that Sarmiento was responsible for the wrongful arrest of a 16-year-old girl in Great Neck Estates on Sunday, July 16.

Sarmiento is accused of:

  • two counts of public indecency
  • Three counts of endangering the welfare of a child,
  • force touch,
  • sexual abuse.

He is due to appear at Hempstead 1 Local Court on Sunday, July 23.

Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim of a similar incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911. All callers will remain anonymous.

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