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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.
Raul Antonio Ramos, 28, Westminster
Pleaded guilty on July 25, 2017, to one felony count each of:
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.