Lenox man gets 6 months in prison for sexual assault


December 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Lenox Police Chief Jon Huggins reports a Lenox man was sentenced to six-months in prison after entering a plea of guilty last week, to an aggravated misdemeanor charge of Assault with the Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse.  As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, a charge of Indecent Contact with a child, was dismissed against 39-year old Fredy Ramirez. The charge was filed August 30th by the Lenox Police Department as a result of a complaint stating Ramirez had lured a 12-year old female into his home with the intent to sexually abuse her.

Ramirez had been sentenced to pay a fine of $650 plus surcharges, but the fine was suspended. He was also sentenced to 360 days in the Taylor County Jail, but 181 days of that was suspended. In addition Ramirez: Was placed on probation with the Iowa Department of Probation for 2 years; Must pay $25 per day jail fees; Enroll in and complete a sex offender treatment program;  Must register as a sexual offender, and he must not have contact with the victim or her family. He was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim, as well as attorney’s costs.