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Police: Man Charged for Endangering Farmingdale Teens

Arrest made after a second incident was reported near Farmingdale High School, police said.

Nassau County Police have arrested a man allegedly in connection with , following the report of a second incident near

According to Eighth Squad detectives, Carlos Sanchez, 28 of Massapequa, was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

On Monday, two teens reported that the defendant engaged them in conversation at a park on Lincoln Street . The male reportedly held on until she eventually was able to free herself and he exited in a tan colored four-door Toyota Camry that left eastbound on Lincoln Street, police said. No injuries were reported and the teens captured a cell phone photo of the male.

Police said that after seeing reports in the media a second incident was reported that occurred on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in which the defendant approached three Farmingdale teens under the age of 16 who were walking home from Farmingdale High School. They reported to police that he reached down and removed one of the teen's shoes, looked at it, put it back on her foot and asked them if they would like a foot massage before the teens walked away and the defendant drove off in his vehicle. No injuries were reported. 

According to detectives, Sanchez was arrested after an investigation with assistance from Nassau County Crime Stoppers. He will be arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Dale from Farmingdale February 10, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Apparently, yes...he's only 28 and not creepy-looking. In the 1st incident, he engaged them in innocent conversation...in a park, right? The 2nd incident he seemed bolder, not even bothering to chat first. But I don't think we can ever stop teenage girls from talking to "cute, harmless" guys...in a park for sure. It's not what the image/scenario their "stranger education" taught them. I just don't think we can teach them to literally never talk or respond to "young" men. That's a tall order. On the plus side, it does seem as if in both cases, the girls knew it was potentially harmful once the fetish became evident.
Dale from Farmingdale February 10, 2012 at 06:44 PM
More importantly, how is he kept from returning? What does a charge like this involve? Surely, not jail time...if convicted, (is there a trial? I doubt it) is he just forbidden to ever go near a school or park? How can he possibly (or others like him) really be punished...and stopped?
James M. February 10, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I agree partially. I just don't understand how you let a stranger get close enough to touch you, especially a teenager, especially a girl.
Dale from Farmingdale February 10, 2012 at 08:15 PM
James, I agree with you too...partially. My youngest is still at FHS, but I only have boys...not exactly the same parental angst. But I can tell you that teenagers are fearless and do not think stuff will happen to them, not to mention the rebelliousness. It's an age-appropriate behavior that is primarily why this stage of parenting is so difficult and so scary.
Stephanie February 10, 2012 at 10:17 PM
I agree with all of you its scary. This guy if no priors will probably get off w a warning to roam the streets again. I have two kids one will entering FHS the other in 2 years. These kids do think no harm will come to them both boys n girls. I just mtake sure no matter where my kids go the park..the schools..a hangout place of secret no matter where they are that they be weary of who approches them and should walk away or keep there guard up n never go anywhere alone. hopefullly talking till we are blue in the face n making them aware sinks in

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