FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 18NM03576
Date: March 8, 2018
OCDA SEEKING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH INDECENT EXPOSURE FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF TO THREE WOMEN IN FULLERTON AND BUENA PARK
*OCDA Rapid DNA Program identified defendant from previous conviction
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking potential additional victims of a man charged with indecent exposure for exposing himself to three women in Fullerton and Buena Park.
Christian Adam Ramirez, 21, Fullerton
Charged on March 6, 2018, with the following misdemeanor counts:
Three years in county jail
Register as a sex offender pursuant to PC 290
March 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Central Jail, Santa Ana
Circumstances of the Case
- In June 2017, Ramirez pleaded guilty in case #17NM07519 to a misdemeanor charge of soliciting another to engage in lewd conduct and he voluntarily provided a DNA sample to the OCDA Local DNA Database as a condition of his sentence.
- On April 20, 2017, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Ramirez is accused of exposing himself in front of an apartment complex in Fullerton and touching his penis while staring at Jane Doe 1, who was driving to drop off her son at daycare.
- The victim reported the incident to the Fullerton Police Department (FPD), who began investigating this case.
- On May 3, 2017, Jane Doe 2 was walking from a bus stop to her residence in Fullerton.
- Ramirez is accused of exposing himself near the entryway to an apartment complex and touching his penis while staring directly at Jane Doe 2.
- Jane Doe 2 reported the incident to a staff member at La Vista High School (LVHS).
- On May 4, 2017, LVHS contacted FPD to assist in investigating the incident involving the defendant and 17-year-old Jane Doe 2.
- On Feb. 26, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Jane Doe 3 was in her apartment when she heard loud banging noises from the backyard fence area of her apartment complex. The victim looked out her kitchen window and observed the defendant wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a mask.
- Ramirez is accused of staring at Jane Doe 3 through a hole in the fence, inserting his penis into the hole, and ejaculating through the hole into the victim’s backyard as well as on the interior and exterior side of the wooden fence. The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene.
- Jane Doe 3 reported the incident to the Buena Park Police Department (BPPD).
- BPPD collected DNA from the scene and submitted the evidence to the OCDA Rapid DNA Program for forensic analysis.
- On March 2, 2018, the DNA profile from the crime scene sample was matched to Ramirez’s DNA profile in OCDA’s local DNA Database and OCDA Investigators provided BPPD with suspect information.
Law enforcement believes there may be additional victims. Anyone with additional information or who believes they may have been a victim is encouraged to contact OCDA Supervising Investigator Eric Wiseman at (714) 347-8794.
Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Andrew Katz, DNA Unit
Rapid DNA Program
The Rapid DNA program merges the power of the OCDA Local DNA Database with cutting edge DNA technology to provide investigators with leads, including suspect names, within hours of a crime. The program launched in 2015 and is available to all local law enforcement. The IntegenX RapidHIT 200 DNA instrument, which was validated for use with the assistance of the Orange County Crime Lab (OCCL), can generate a DNA profile from evidence collected at a crime scene in less than two hours. If suitable, that crime scene DNA profile is searched against the Local OCDA DNA Database, which was established in 2007 and is now the largest consensual DNA database in the country. The Rapid DNA program is supported by Proposition 69 funding and is a collaborative effort among the OCDA, OCCL and local law enforcement to harness the power of science and technology to promote justice and enhance public safety.