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Wednesday 11/25/2015 12:40 PM - Child Molestation Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) (805)781-4547
Type of Incident: Child Molestation Update
Date and Time of Incident: Various Dates and Times
Place of Occurrence: 1. San Miguel Park, 1221 K Street, San Miguel
2. 1400 block of K Street, San Miguel
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Paublo Vargas Ramirez Sr., 58, San Miguel
Details of News Release: During the course of their investigation, Sheriff's Detectives have discovered more child molestation victims associated with 58-year-old Paublo Ramirez Sr. Ramirez was arrested earlier this month for molesting two girls, ages 8 and 5, at San Miguel Park in San Miguel. Besides those two victims, 10 additional female victims, between the ages of one and 12 years old, have been identified. The molestations took place at two locations: San Miguel Park and also at the suspect's home where his wife ran an unlicensed day care facility. Investigators say the suspect used candy and money to lure the girls to a secluded area where the sexual molestations took place. Ramirez was already facing several charges of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old. As a result of this new information, several additional charges will be added for each victim. San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services has been instrumental in finding additional victims as well as the assistance of the District Attorney's Victim/Witness Assistance Program and the County's Child Forensic Interview Specialist. Ramirez remains in custody at the County Jail. The investigation is continuing. The Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone who had children come in contact with Ramirez at San Miguel Park or his home to please contact investigators at 805-781-4500.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 11/25/2015 12:40 PM