RACINE — An alleged Latin King gang member has been accused of drugging and repeatedly sexually assaulting a minor.
Romero J. Ramirez, 1600 block of Grange Avenue, Racine, was charged with five felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, four felony counts of child enticement and misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer and bail jumping.
According to criminal complaints:
In January 2021, an officer was sent to speak with a woman who said her daughter had disclosed a sexual assault to her. The assailant was identified as Ramirez.
An investigator spoke to the minor who said that Ramirez sexually assaulted her on four different occasions. She said that for the first incident Ramirez gave her a pill that made her vision blurry and her heart pound before sexually assaulting her.
After the second sexual assault, he told her “you’re not going to tell anyone, are you?” before handing her $70.
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In the third incident he gave her marijuana and alcohol before sexually assaulting her.
On Wednesday, members of the Violent Crimes Task Force and U.S. Marshals Fugitive apprehension team were executing arrest warrants on several fugitives.
In one of them, Ramirez’s residence on the 1600 block of Grange Avenue.
Prior to making entrance, officers were informed that Ramirez was a Latin King gang member who had a violent history.
At 9:12 a.m., U.S. Marshals and the Violent Crimes Task Force made entry into the upper unit of the residence. Ramirez had barricaded himself in the basement.
Later, Ramirez attempted to exit the front door and officers gave him commands to walk off of the porch and away from the house. He then walked backwards toward the house and said “nah (expletive) that.”
He was eventually tased and taken into custody.
Ramirez was given $55,000 in cash bonds in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. A status conference is on Friday and a preliminary hearing is on June 23, both at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, June 16, 2022
Today's mugshots: June 16
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Frank T. Archibald
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Frank T. Archibald, 3100 block of Wheelock Drive, Racine, pointing a firearm at another, disorderly conduct (use of a dangerous weapon).
Geoffrey A. Cummings
Geoffrey A. Cummings, 700 block of Monticello Drive, Racine, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments).
Zavion Z. Ford
Zavion Z. Ford, 2600 block of Anthony Lane, Racine, misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).
Deven B. Heimes
Deven B. Heimes, 2700 block of Durand Avenue, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Denise L. Nelson
Denise L. Nelson, 900 block of English Street, Racine, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Romero J. Ramirez
Romero (aka Meadow) J. Ramirez, 1600 block of Grange Avenue, Racine, obstructing an officer, misdemeanor bail jumping, second degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, child enticement.
Steven A. Slater
Steven A. Slater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resisting an officer.
Michael J. Eickhorst
Michael J. Eickhorst, 1900 block of Cleveland Avenue, Racine, possession of THC.
Matthew J. Fuchs
Matthew J. Fuchs, Homeless, Racine, felony bail jumping.
James P. King
James P. King, 1100 block of David Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer), attempting to flee or elude an officer.
Antwain M. Martin
Antwain M. Martin, 1000 block of Hagerer Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by a felon (firearm mandatory minimum enhancer), possession of THC.
Justin D. Sklander
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Justin D. Sklander, Cudahy, Wisconsin, computer message threaten injury or harm (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), resisting an officer, stalking (previous conviction violent crime, domestic abuse assessments).