*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:
||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.