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Cops: Illegal cabbie exposed himself to young passenger

Neri M. Garcia-Ramos, 36, of Roosevelt, leaves Nassau

Neri M. Garcia-Ramos, 36, of Roosevelt, leaves Nassau police headquarters in Mineola on Friday, March 14, 2014. Garcia-Ramos is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead, police said. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A Roosevelt man who operates an illegal cab service was arrested Thursday, charged with exposing himself to a 6-year-old girl he picked up in December, as investigators attempt to determine if he has had illegal contact with other victims, police said.

Neri M. Garcia-Ramos, 36, of 69 E. Clinton Ave., was located on Nassau Road in Roosevelt at 4:40 p.m. and arrested after an investigation by detectives from the Nassau County police Special Victims Squad.

Garcia-Ramos was jailed on $25,000 cash or bond at his arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead. Garcia-Ramos, also charged with public lewdness, is due back in court Tuesday.

Police said that at 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Garcia-Ramos, operating a red 2003 Ford Focus as an illegal cab service, was called to transport the girl from her aunt's home in Freeport to her home in Roosevelt. Instead, police said, Garcia-Ramos drive the child to Carroll Street, off Babylon Turnpike in Roosevelt -- parking the car, climbing into the rear seat and exposing himself to the child.

When the girl began to cry, police said Garcia-Ramos got back in the driver's seat and drove her home, leaving her without collecting a fare.

Police said they are seeking additional potential victims of Garcia-Ramos and are asking anyone with knowledge of any other incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

All calls will remain confidential, police said.

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