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Worthington man charged with criminal sexual conduct

Worthington Police Officers responded to a local residence on April 3 in response to a report of sexual assault.

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Sandoval Ramirez

WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the second degree earlier this week, after alleged sexual contact with a person under the age of 14. The charges against William Humberto Sandoval Ramirez, 26, carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in jail, a $35,000 fine, or both.

On April 3, officers with the Worthington Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault at a local residence. Upon arrival, they met with the victim, who was shaking and appeared afraid, according to court documents. The victim stated she was sleeping in her room when Sandoval Ramirez came into her bedroom and proceeded to lay beside her and touch her under her clothing.

The victim told Sandoval Ramirez to stop but said he would not listen. She said she needed to use the bathroom, and went and hid in a closet. The victim waited for Sandoval Ramirez to walk out of the bedroom, before reentering and locking the door. Sandoval Ramirez reportedly returned to the bedroom but left after he discovered the door was locked.

When questioned by officers, Sandoval Ramirez reportedly denied touching the victim. He claimed he had gone into the room by accident while looking for the bathroom, and insisted that nothing had happened.

A statement was also taken from the victim’s sibling, who stated Sandoval Ramirez had also come into her room, claiming to be looking for the bathroom. When she told him where it was, Sandoval Ramirez began asking her about school and if he could have her number.

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Sandoval Ramirez was arrested and booked into jail. A preliminary breath test was administered, resulting in a .22 blood alcohol content. He was released on conditional bail of $5,000 and is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court on April 14.

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