Javier Eduardo Ramirez (Source: Gregg County Jail)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Javier Eduardo Ramirez, 29, of Mt. Pleasant was arrested Wednesday after repeatedly arranging sexual encounters with a 12-year-old girl.
According to the Longview Police Department, the girl's parents told police Ramirez had been sneaking into their south Longview home to have sex with their daughter.
The 12-year-old's parents also told police they had intercepted text messages between Ramirez and the girl in which he told her that he was on his way to her home. Officers caught him as he came to the window of the home, thinking he was going to meet with the girl. Instead, her parents and police were waiting for him.
"We received a call from the parents of
the victim. stating that Mr. Ramirez was coming to Longview. Apparently it
had been going on for some time," says Longview police officer Kristie
For several months, in fact police say
Ramirez had been making the trip and sneaking into the home, and then he was on his
The 12-year-old admitted to police that she and Ramirez had been sexually involved.
"Police were able to park a little down
the street and wait on him to come in. At that point the officer went and stood
by the window; the parents actually caught him in the bedroom and brought him
out the front door," Brian says.
Police say the episode should be a lesson to
"Parents really need to pay attention
to what their kids are doing especially with all the electronic and social
media out there. It's very easy for these predators to contact these young
children," says Brian.
But police say thanks to the parents in this
case, Ramirez was caught, and now sits in the Gregg County jail.
Longview police say the charges against
Ramirez could be upgraded pending a further investigation into the case.
Ramirez is being held in the Gregg County Jail on $50,000 bond. He is charged with burglary of a habitat with the intent of committing a sexual offense.
Friday, August 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:11:37 GMT
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk in a hit-skip accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
A 22-year-old woman and a 4-month-old baby are recovering in the hospital after being struck on the sidewalk by a driver who didn't stop at the scene of the accident. The driver is in custody, but the passenger remains on the run. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>