Security officer charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

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CONNECTICUT -

A security officer from White Plains sexually assaulted two young girls while at his job, according to police.

Investigators say Edwin Espichan, 35, detained two girls recently while working as a loss prevention officer at a Kohl’s store in Connecticut. Detectives say

Espichan held the girls in the security office for more than an hour, claiming they had been shoplifting. He then allegedly asked for sexual favors, telling the girls he wouldn't call police or their parents if they complied.

They say their investigation found that one of the victims was sexually assaulted by while being held in the security office and that he contacted one of the girls on social media after the incident.

Neighbors in the Chestnut Hill Avenue section of White Plains tell News 12 they are disturbed to learn one of their neighbors is accused of such a horrible act. "Let's hope he doesn't come back to this neighborhood, we don't want his type here, if it's the truth," says Dionne Gayle.

Espichan is currently being held on a $500,000 bond. He is facing multiple charges and is expected to be arraigned today.

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