NEW YORK - Police on Long Island have arrested a man who is accused of inappropriately touching children at a Hicksville mall.
Nassau County Police say that Hector Castro, 52, of Piquets Lane in Woodbury, was at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville Monday afternoon.
They say he went up to a 7-year-old boy and grabbed his leg inappropriately. The boy's mother saw what happened and confronted him.
He walked away but police say a short time later he went up to an 11-year-old girl and touched her inappropriately.
Police say he left but was found nearby and was arrested without incident.
Castro is charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in Hempstead. It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.
Detectives request that if anyone else believes they may be a victim, to call Second Squad Detectives at (516) 573-6352.