Crime

Raleigh man accused of sex crimes with preteen girl

Police investigators charged a 47-year-old man Monday night with kidnapping, first-degree sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a child in a case involving a preteen girl whom police said he knew.

One of the charges against Fabian Ramos of 2716 Waterford Crystal Court in Raleigh – first-degree sexual offense – indicates that the girl was under 13 years old and that the incident involved a dangerous weapon or serious injury to the girl or being helped by one or more people.

Arrest warrants accusing Ramos state that the crimes they list happened between Sept. 15, 2013, and Sunday.

Ramos was arrested after questioning at the police department’s Downtown District station, which is the headquarters for sex-crime investigators, arrest records show.

The warrants list two counts of first-degree kidnapping, with each alleging Ramos “did kidnap [the girl] ... by unlawfully restraining the victim and removing the victim from one place to another, without the consent of the victim’s parent or legal guardian for the purpose of facilitating the commission of a felony....”

The warrants include two counts of taking indecent liberties.

Ramos was held Tuesday night in lieu of $1.5 million bail and put on a court calendar for a first appearance on Tuesday.

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