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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY<h3>NEWS RELEASE</h3>TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 15NF3329     

Date: July 26, 2017


FORMER SECURITY GUARD SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSING AS POLICE OFFICER AND FORCIBLY RAPING HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM


*Incident captured on GoPro camera


SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former security guard pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 24 years in state prison yesterday for posing as a police officer and forcibly raping a human trafficking victim.


Defendant

Charges

Sentence

Raul Antonio Ramos, 28, Westminster

Pleaded guilty on July 25, 2017, to one felony count each of:

  • Forcible rape
  • Rape by threat to arrest
  • Forcible oral copulation
  • Impersonating a peace officer

24 years and eight months in state prison


Circumstances of the Case


  • At the time of the crime, Ramos was employed as a security guard in Santa Ana.
  • On the night of Dec. 11, 2015, Ramos contacted 19-year-old Jane Doe, whom he did not know, and solicited the human trafficking victim for commercial sex.
  • The defendant entered a Ramada Inn hotel room in Anaheim with the intent to sexually assault the victim.
  • Ramos showed the victim his security guard badge, told her he was a police officer, and threatened to arrest the victim if she did not have sex with him.
  • The defendant then forcibly raped Jane Doe and used a GoPro video camera to record the entire incident.
  • Ramos forced Jane Doe to orally copulate him, at which time the victim, who was in a towel, grabbed the defendant’s keys and GoPro camera and ran out of the hotel room to a nearby store to report that she had been raped.
  • APD, who investigated this case, responded to the scene and arrested Ramos outside the Ramada Inn.


Deputy District Attorney Brad Schoenleben of the HEAT Unit prosecuted this case.


 



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