Lopez-Ramos makes initial court appearance
WORTHINGTON -- A 19-year-old man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct appeared in Nobles County District Court Tuesday morning for a Rule 8 initial appearance hearing.
WORTHINGTON - A 19-year-old man charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct appeared in Nobles County District Court Tuesday morning for a Rule 8 initial appearance hearing.
Cesar Rosario Lopez-Ramos allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 13 in late April. Lopez-Ramos requested and is scheduled for a contested omnibus hearing in June. A contested omnibus hearing is a pre-trial hearing, and legal objections against evidence collected for the case will be discussed.
Officials were informed of the alleged event in May and identified Lopez-Ramos after the alleged victim recognized his photo from a random selection. Two samples of Lopez-Ramos’ DNA were later collected and mailed to a laboratory in St. Paul for testing.
Lopez-Ramos remains in custody at Nobles County Jail. His bond is set at $30,000 with conditions and $75,000 without. Conditions include no contact with the victim or entering the victim’s home, no possession of pornographic or sexually explicit material, no access to social media, no leaving the state, remaining law-abiding and making all future court appearances.
The charge has a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, a $40,000 fine or both.