WACO (March 21, 2013)—A Waco jury Thursday found a man charged in a series of child sexual assaults dating back to the early 1990s guilty on four of five counts.
The 19th State District Court jury convicted Tomas Ramirez of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of indecency with a child by contact.
He’s accused of sexually abusing eight children from the early 1990s until 2004, but was on trial for incidents involving just one of the eight, who’s now 24.
Jurors will hear from the other seven victims during the punishment phase of the trial, which is scheduled to begin Friday morning.
Ramirez left the Waco area in the summer of 2010, soon after one of the victims came forward on June 28, 2010 and police began their investigation.
All of the victims knew Ramirez, police said.
According to affidavits submitted for the arrest warrants, the earlier incident occurred in the early 1990s and the most recent in 2004.
All of the assaults occurred at an apartment in South Waco, the affidavits say.
U.S. Marshals Service Task Force Members arrested Ramirez on July 28, 2011 in Birmingham, Ala.