EMT ACCUSED OF MOLESTING SON’S PLAYMATE
Gary Ruiz, a 37 year old New York Fire Department emergency medical technician, was arrested by Nassau police and charged with sexually abusing his son's 7 year old playmate over three years. Ruiz coerced the girl into sexual acts during sleepovers at his former Hicksville home. He was arraigned on one count of first-degree sexual conduct against a child and pleaded not guilty to the Class B felony, which is punishable by up to 25 years in prison upon conviction. He is being held at the Nassau County jail in East Meadow in lieu of $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash. An order of protection was issued against him.