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Concord Man Gets 20 Years For Enticing Minors to Produce Child Pornography

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Javier Ramirez Supplied Minor Victims with Fentanyl in Exchange for Sexual Acts

OAKLAND – Javier Antonio Ramirez was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for coercing and enticing teenaged girls to produce child pornography and receiving child pornography this week, announced U.S. Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey and Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”) San Francisco Special Agent in Charge Tatum King. The sentence was handed down by the Hon. Jon S. Tigar, United States District Judge.

Ramirez, 29, of Concord, was charged by indictment on March 2, 2023, with one count of coercion and enticement of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b), and one count of receipt of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2252(a)(2) and (b). Ramirez pleaded guilty to both counts on November 13, 2023.

“Javier Ramirez’s conduct is every parent’s nightmare,” said U.S. Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey. “That Ramirez introduced minors to fentanyl, a lethal drug, to assist in coercing and exploiting them and then watched those minors overdose repeatedly, only makes matters worse. Let this sentence serve as a reminder that this Office will take all steps available to hold accountable those who prey on and exploit our youth.”

“The sentencing of Ramirez to 20 years in prison for coercing and enticing minors to produce child sexual abuse material while admittedly poisoning them with the dangerous narcotics is a stern reminder of the imperative to safeguard our children,” said Special Agent in Charge Tatum King. “This verdict underscores HSI’s unwavering commitment to protect the innocent and hold perpetrators of such despicable crimes fully accountable under the law.”

According to the plea agreement, Ramirez admitted that between June 2021 through February 2023, Ramirez used social media to identify minor girls to persuade them to engage in sexual intercourse and sexually explicit conduct with Ramirez, which, on occasion, Ramirez would film or photograph. Ramirez admitted that the first step of the pattern of coercion began with Ramirez supplying narcotics to girls, who were all under the age of 18 years old. Ramirez provided narcotics, including cocaine and fentanyl, to these victims at discounted prices or even for free in exchange for sexual acts.

According to court filings, Ramirez was the one who introduced many of the victims to fentanyl for the first time, when the victims were only 16 or 17 years old. Over time, Ramirez watched each identified victim overdose multiple times and yet continued to supply more fentanyl to the victims, all while sexually exploiting them. In January 2023, one of the minor victims suffered a non-fatal fentanyl overdose while at a high school in Contra Costa County, from fentanyl Ramirez took her to procure in San Francisco the night before.

Ramirez also pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. According to the plea agreement, Ramirez admitted having almost 100 videos and images of child pornography, including of prepubescent minors and toddlers.

Judge Tigar sentenced Ramirez to 240 months of imprisonment for the coercion and enticement count, to be served concurrently with 216 months of imprisonment for the receipt of child pornography count. In addition to the prison term, Judge Tigar also ordered Ramirez to serve 15 years of supervised release which will begin after the term of imprisonment. Ramirez was immediately remanded into custody.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Volkar of the Oakland Branch of the United States Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case, with the assistance of Mark DiCenzo. The prosecution is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, the Contra Costa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Lafayette Police Department, and the Contra Costa Sherriff’s Office.

Online child sexual exploitation and abuse is a threat to all children and teens who use the internet. Prevention and reporting resources for children and caregivers are now available online at www.dhs.gov/know2protect

and includes HSI’s signature iGuardian training program.

One Pill Can Kill: Beware of pills bought on the street: One Pill Can Kill. Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, is a highly potent opiate that can be diluted with cutting agents to create counterfeit pills that purport to mimic the effects of Oxycodone, Percocet, and other drugs, but can be obtained at a lower cost. However, very small variations in the amount or quality of fentanyl create huge effects on the potency of the counterfeit pills and can easily cause death. Fentanyl has now become the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States. Counterfeit, fentanyl-laced pills are usually shaped and colored to resemble pills that are sold legitimately at pharmacies. For example, counterfeit pills known as M30s mimic Oxycodone, but when sold on the street they routinely contain fentanyl. These tablets are round and often light blue in color, though they may be made in many colors, and have “M” and “30” imprinted on opposite sides of the pill.

Original regarding Javier Ramirez – Feb 14, 2023 – Concord Man Charged With Receipt Of Child Pornography

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Street Sweeper May 9, 2024 - 12:44 pm

Let the inmates deal with this POS.

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