Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 12CF1076: April 15, 2014
*Second victim came forward after seeing media coverage on the original case
SANTA ANA – A man will face a jury trial tomorrow for forcibly raping two women after luring them under the pretense of performing a spiritual cleansing. Alberto Flores Ramirez, 39, San Clemente, was charged in April 2012 for Jane Doe #1 with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and sexual penetration by foreign object by force. In May 2012, he was charged for Jane Doe #2 with one felony count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and attempted forcible oral copulation. He faces a sentencing enhancement for sex crimes against multiple victims. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 75 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-43, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Jane Doe #1
Ramirez is accused of meeting 33-year-old Jane Doe #1 through an online dating website. On April 3, 2012, he is accused of meeting Jane Doe #1 at a McDonald’s in Santa Ana. Ramirez is accused of telling Jane Doe #1 that he could help her to bring her children to California from Mexico by performing a spiritual cleansing on her to get rid of her negative vibes. Jane Doe #1 agreed to participate.
The defendant is accused of driving Jane Doe #1 from the McDonald’s to a motel in Santa Ana. Once inside a motel room, he is accused of instructing Jane Doe #1 to undress in order for him to perform the cleansing. Jane Doe #1 removed her clothing but left on her bra and underwear. Ramirez is accused of rubbing raw eggs on the victim’s body and fondling Jane Doe #1.
When the victim attempted to cover herself with the comforter from the bed, Ramirez is accused of jumping on top of the victim and restraining her. Jane Doe #1 struggled to get away and the defendant is accused of digitally penetrating the victim and then strangling her. He is accused of threatening Jane Doe #1 that she had to stop fighting and then forcibly orally copulating and raping the victim.
After the sexual assault, Ramirez is accused of driving Jane Doe #1 back to her car. The victim drove away from the parking lot and called 911 from her car. The Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) responded and investigated this case.
On April 10, 2012, Ramirez is accused of driving to a Santa Ana parking lot with the intention of meeting Jane Doe #1 again and was arrested by SAPD at that time. Based on the media coverage of this case, law enforcement learned of a second victim.
Jane Doe #2
Ramirez is accused of meeting 49-year-old Jane Doe #2 on Facebook and beginning to communicate with her online and via text message. He is accused of offering to perform a spiritual cleansing for Jane Doe #2 to help her with her love life. On Feb. 17, 2012, Jane Doe #2 and a friend traveled by bus from Las Vegas to Orange County to meet in person with Ramirez. The defendant is accused of instructing the victim to buy specific items for the spiritual cleansing including ammonia and eggs.
The defendant is accused of taking Jane Doe #2 and her friend to the same motel in Santa Ana as in the case of Jane Doe #1. While her friend waited outside, Ramirez is accused of taking Jane Doe #2 into the bedroom of the motel room and instructing the victim to remove her clothes. Jane Doe #2 complied and removed all but her bra and underwear.
Ramirez is accused of pouring ammonia on Jane Doe #2’s head while she was laying on the bed, causing her to become dizzy and disoriented. He is accused of then removing his clothes and unsuccessfully attempting to force Jane Doe #2 to orally copulate him. The defendant is accused of forcibly orally copulating the victim and then forcibly raping her as she struggled to get away.
After the rape, Jane Doe #2 was able to leave with her friend, but did not report the sexual assault to law enforcement until seeing media coverage of the rape of Jane Doe #1.
Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney 401 Civic Center Drive West Santa Ana, CA 92701
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