A 7-year-old boy shopping with his grandfather Friday was touched inappropriately by a Great Neck Plaza grocery store worker, Nassau County police said in a statement.
The boy was at Best Market with his grandfather when the worker took him into a bottle recycling room and touched him inappropriately, police said.
Back home, the child told his father, who went to the store and called the police.
David Bonom, 34, of Great Neck Plaza, was arrested, police said, and charged with felony sexual abuse. At an arraignment Sunday, Bonom was released under the supervision of probation officials. His next court appearance is set for Wednesday.
Sunday night, Bonom's attorney, Marc Gann of Mineola, said, “I’m aware of the allegations and haven’t had an opportunity to investigate them yet.”
He declined to comment further.
Detectives ask that anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a similar incident contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS or call 911.