Local Man Gets 170 Days in Jail for Child Luring

A San Rafael man arrested in July on suspicion of attempting to lure minors in to his mini van with the intent of committing lewd acts was sentenced Thursday.

A San Rafael man arrested in July on suspicion of attempting to lure minors in to his minivan with the intent of committing lewd acts with them plead guilty to a misdemeanor loitering charge Thursday, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

Isaias Delfido Gramajo Ramos, 32, was sentenced to 170 days in jail and was given credit for time served. However, an investigation into his citizenship status is ongoing and Ramos is still being detained on a federal immigration hold, the Marin IJ reports.

Around 9:30 p.m. on July 14, two young teenaged girls were in the Bret Harte neighborhood when Ramos approached them in a mini van. He offered the girls money in an attempt to lure them into his van with sexual intentions, according to police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher. Police officers were able to track Ramos to his house on Woodland Avenue and arrested him without incident, Rohrbacher told Patch.

Ramos was booked into Marin County Jail on one felony count of communicating with a minor with the intent of committing lewd acts and loitering in an area for the purpose of prostitution.

Ramos was placed on probation for three years. If he is deported, he must contact probation officers once a month and notify authorities within 48 hours of returning to the Bay Area. He is also banned from contacting the girls or coming within 100 yards of playgrounds, schools and youth or day care centers, the Marin IJ reports.

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      Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 16, 2012 at 07:44 AM
      WHY was an illegal alien predator allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor? Is there no one in DA Berberian's staff capable of convicting a criminal in the court? WHY is his illegal alien alien status no longer part on the county jail custody record? And is it not true that there would not be a federal hold warrant unless Ramos was previously convicted of a serious crime in Los Estados Unidos del Norte and previously deported? And if he is departed, WHY is it expected that he will return to the Bay Area and be required to "notify authorities"? If he illegally re-enters the US for a 3rd time and stays in Los Angeles has justice been served? Just asking. Some PC leftist please explain this to me.
      Kevin Moore December 17, 2012 at 12:24 AM
      I don't know the man, but my gut reaction is if he is here illegally, we might have been better off with a plea deal to a felony with a suspended sentence. Close the door on legal re-entry and get him out of the country.
      Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 17, 2012 at 01:44 AM
      @Kevin, yeah but, he already was convicted and deported. He will take another conviction and deportation like a cup of coffee. He will be back in Marin within a week after he is deported again.
      Kevin Moore December 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
      I didn't see where he was already deported only, only on Immigration hold. My understanding is if someone is deported with a suspended felony conviction, they will serve the sentence if they return and are caught.
      Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr December 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
      @Kevin, your information is different from mine. I inquired of the INS in SF and the agent to whom I spoke told me that federal immigration holds are only placed upon illegal aliens who have previously been convicted of a serious crime in the US and were previously deported. That is why it is a federal issue because the prior deportation was done in a federal court. Where illegal aliens are convicted of a first crime, it is the sheriff's duty to turn the convicted illegal alien over to federal authorities for them to initiate initial deportation proceedings. The immigration hold is in place because a deported illegal alien criminal who subsequently returns has acted in contempt of a federal court order, the deportation. I am not an authority, but this is the information which was given to me.


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