A convicted rapist was released from jail on the promise he’d return to Mexico, but instead attacked his victim, who uses a wheelchair, again three days after his release, according to deputies in Washington state.
Now, he’s on the run again, authorities said.
King County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help finding 35-year-old Francisco Carranza-Ramirez. He’s listed in court documents as a 5-foot-8, 140-pound white male with brown eyes and black hair.
Carranza-Ramirez was released from jail on June 13 in the rape case from September 2018.
The defense asked the court to not impose community custody because he wanted to return to Mexico. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recommended community custody – meaning Carranza-Ramirez would still be released with conditions.
King County Superior Court Judge Nicole A. Gaines Phelps agreed to let him go with credit for time served and no community custody, as long as Carranza-Ramirez would provide proof that he returned to Mexico. A review hearing for the conditions of his release was scheduled for June 25.
As part of his June 13 guilty plea in the rape case, Carranza-Ramirez was the subject of a sexual assault protection order to keep him away from the victim for five years.
Carranza-Ramirez violated the protection order by being within 1,000 feet of the victim two days after his release, deputies said.
“The following day, the suspect assaulted the victim, knocking her out of her wheelchair, strangled her and threatened to kill her,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott said in a statement.
Deputies arrived at the scene, but said Carranza-Ramirez fled and was not located.
Detectives said they believe he is in the White Center area and is homeless.
On Tuesday, prosecutors filed charges of second-degree assault , felony harassment, intimidating a witness and violation of a sexual assault protection order against Carranza-Ramirez.
Anyone with information on Carranza-Ramirez’s location is asked to call 911.
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