No bond for man charged in rape
Posted: January 23, 2013
The Winchester Star
WINCHESTER — A 50-year-old man who allegedly abducted and raped a 14-year-old will remain behind bars.
Ignasio Ramirez, of no fixed address, was arrested Sunday evening and charged with abduction, strangulation, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration.
He appeared Tuesday via video in Winchester Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, where a judge denied bond. He remains at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim — who was walking on Braddock Street — was approached by Ramirez at about 5 p.m. Sunday when he asked her to help him carry his laundry to his storage unit, located at 3 W. Monmouth St.
“Once at the storage unit, the suspect took her clothes off and his clothes [off],” the complaint states. “At one point he strangled her to the point she passed out. She had marks still on her neck when talking to the police.”
The victim said that Ramirez sexually assaulted her in several different ways and slapped her on the backside numerous times, according to the complaint.
“She told him several times she wanted to leave and he kept saying she needed to stay and be his little baby,” the complaint states.
It was not until two other people came into the area of the storage unit and the girl yelled for help that Ramirez stopped raping her and let her go, according to the complaint.
She was treated for her injuries at Winchester Medical Center.
A search warrant — filed Tuesday in Winchester General District Court — was executed at the storage unit and the girl’s sports bra was found and seized, along with a green hand towel.
Police state in the criminal complaint that Ramirez admitted to the incident in an interview, but he said the girl “is the one who wanted sex from him.”
Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lauren Cummings said investigators think Ramirez has been staying in Winchester.
He is expected back in court on the charges at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27.
Anyone with information about the case, which remains under under investigation, is asked to call Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477.
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