Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Sarcoxie woman did meth, handed a sex offender a condom, watched him rape 13-year-old- and she got a plea bargain
The events that led to Amber Ramirez' March 15 arrest and to her subsequent guilty plea in Jasper County Circuit Court Monday began when she left a birthday party at her Sarcoxie home with four underage girls in tow and drove to Oklahoma to pick up her sex offender boyfriend.
The probable cause statement for Ramirez, 37, says she brought the sex offender, identified after his arrest as Alvin Eugene Brown, 36, Big Cabin, Oklahoma, back to Sarcoxie.
After they returned to her Center Street home, Ramirez, Brown and one of the juveniles, a 13-year-old, were in the garage when Brown began smoking meth in a glass pipe and was joined by Ramirez, according to the girl.
Brown and Ramirez had sexual intercourse in front of the girl.
The next morning, Brown, Ramirez and the 13-year-old rented a room at the Budget Inn in Carthage, where Brown and Ramirez once again had sex in front of the girl.
At that point, the situation grew even worse. Brown joined the girl on the bed and began touching her arm and leg and took off all of his clothes. He then extended the touching to the girl's breasta and eventually penetrated her.
The girl yelled at Brown to stop and said he was hurting her.
Meanwhile, Ramirez sat on the other bed and watched the rape, but not before giving Brown a condom. In addition to sexual intercourse, Brown forced the girl to perform a sexual act on him.
.During her interview with investigating officers, Ramirez admitted to having sex with Brown in front of the 13-year-old and acknowledge Brown's assault on the girl.
The Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney charged Ramirez with two felonies- statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
Monday morning, as part of a plea agreement, Ramirez pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child.
She acknowleged knowing Brown was a sex offender (he is on the Oklahoma sex offender registry for a 2010 conviction for lewd or indecent acts to a child) and giving him access to the underage girl.
As part of the deal with the Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney's office, the rape charge was dropped.
Judge Gayle Crane ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Sentencing will take place 9 a.m. September 16.
Brown's trial on two felony counts of statutory rape is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Two days have been set aside for the trial.