SHOP OWNER FACES SEX CHARGES
Suresh Jhaveri, 49, the owner of a Valley Stream card store was arrested Tuesday night on charges of luring two 17 year old girls into a back room in his store on separate occasions and fondling them. He was charged with first and third degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor. At his arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead yesterday, he pleaded not guilty and was ordered held at the Nassau jail on $150,000 bail. His next court date is tomorrow. Jhaveri groped and fondled the girls after luring them into the back room, the girls remained calm, left the store as soon as possible and told their mothers when they got home. The girls' parents immediately called police who arrested Jhaveri at his shop after an investigation.