Sonora, California –– Tuolumne County District Attorney Cassandra Jenecke announced today that on March 18, 2022, Twain Harte resident Samuel Ramirez was sentenced to 29 years and 4 months in State Prison for child sexual abuse crimes.
The sentence comes after Mr. Ramirez plead guilty to Continuous Sexual Abuse of Child Under 14 years of Age in violation of Penal Code section 288.5(a), Dissuading a Witness in violation of Penal Code section 136.1(a), and Lewd Act Upon a Child Under 14 years of age in violation of Penal Code section 288(a). Mr. Ramirez also admitted a prior strike for Attempted Robbery in New Mexico in 2009.
Mr. Ramirez sexually assaulted two minors under the age of 14 and threatened one minor to not tell. Showing great courage, the minors reported the abuse to a family member. A complete investigation was conducted by Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Stephanie Novelli.
For More Information Contact: Stephanie Novelli - Deputy District Attorney (209) 588-5450