On Friday, in Butler County, OH, Alex Ramirez, 14, appeared before Juvenile Court Judge Ronald Craft and heard that he will be tried as an adult for the alleged rape and robbery of a 64-year-old Liberty Township woman.
The victim’s family was in court for the proceeding and testified to the deterioration of the woman’s health since the particularly violent attack. They reported that she has simply lost her will to live. Barely eating and drinking.
Her son said: “All she wants to do is sit and stare out a window.”
According to detectives with the Butler County sheriff’s office, armed with a pellet rifle, Ramirez entered his victim’s home in the early morning hours of Jan. 11. He then demanded money, beat and raped the woman, finally forcing her to drive him to an ATM.
At Friday’s hearing, Dr. Kim Stookey, a forensic psychologist, described her meeting with Ramirez, and the troubling results of the tests she administered to the Mexican national.
Dr. Stookey diagnosed Ramirez as a high-risk sex offender, citing that he seems to be “fixated” on the sight of blood, even being aroused by it
. She said his chances for rehabilitation are low, and gave her recommendation that his trial be moved to adult court.
Prosecutors also told the court about Ramirez’ disruptive behavior for the two months he has been incarcerated. In addition to being loud and confrontational, he has reportedly been sexually gratifying himself in public view.
In an earlier proceeding, a detective told the court of a rather sickening statement made by Ramirez, when he was arrested for the rape. Ramirez reportedly said: “Well, I guess you have to pay the price for having a little fun.”
Ramirez is charged with felonious assault, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and rape. Judge Craft set bail at $1.1 million.