Man Forcibly Touches 25-Year-Old Woman On Long Island, Police Say

A Long Island man has been arrested after police claim he touched a woman while she walked down the street.

Ronal Ortega-Escalon, age 25. 

Ronal Ortega-Escalon, age 25. 

Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Department

It happened in North Bellmore on Monday, May 6.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, a 25-year-old woman was walking that day down Evelyn Avenue.

Ronal Ortega-Escalon, age 25 of North Bellmore, allegedly approached the woman, inappropriately grabbing and forcibly touching her.

Detectives found Ortega-Escalon and arrested him on the evening of Tuesday, May 7.

He is charged with two counts of forcible touching.

Ortega-Escalon pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and is next due in Hempstead’s First District Court on Friday, May 17.

Additionally, authorities encourage anyone who feels they may have been a victim of a similar crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or call 911.

All calls will remain anonymous. 

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