Updated: 12:55 p.m.
A Bayville man has been arraigned on charges of raping a 13-year-old Glen Cove girl he met on Facebook last month, Nassau County Police said.
The Special Victims Squad charged Tereso De Jesus Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of 59 Bayville Ave., Monday evening in Bayville.
Detectives said the
victim, who lives in Glen Cove, met her attacker on Facebook in July.
Ruiz-Hernandez arranged to meet the girl in Glen Cove on several
occasions, detectives said.
Ruiz-Hernandez was arraigned Tuesday and is being held on $20,000 cash bail or bond, the Nassau District Attorney's office said. He is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and is due back in court Thursday.
Ruiz-Hernandez is charged with one count of second-degree rape and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act, felonies.
He faces up to seven years in prison if convicted, the D.A.'s office said.
Glen Cove Police were contacted earlier this month and began a joint investigation with the Nassau County Special Victim’s Squad. That probe led to the arrest of Ruiz-Hernandez Monday, police said.Detectives request anyone who may know of additional victims to contact Nassau County Special Victims Squad or your local police department.