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Nassau cops seek suspect in sex abuse of girl

Elmer Mata, 45, is being sought for alleged

Elmer Mata, 45, is being sought for alleged sexual abuse of a girl in Roosevelt on Jan. 1, 2014, according to Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers. Mata, who is 5-foot-5 and weighs 190 pounds, works in construction, police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police and Crime Stoppers said Thursday that they are looking for a man wanted for sexual abuse in Roosevelt.

On Jan. 1, Elmer Mata, 45, entered the bedroom of a girl who was sleeping. Mata then pulled down the victim's clothes, touched her on the buttocks and later warned her not to tell about the incident, police said.

Mata, 5-foot-5 and 190 pounds, works in construction, said police, who also on Thursday released his photograph.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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