Washington police are searching for a man who allegedly attacked the same victim he previously raped. Authorities believe he is still in the same area, hiding out.
KIRO 7 reports that 35-year-old Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was released from jail last Thursday and on Sunday, returned to the victim’s home in White Center and beat her, according to police. Carranza-Ramirez is accused of hitting the victim over the head with an object, strangling her, and threatening to kill her. He’s also accused of knocking the woman out of her wheelchair.
The suspect, who is said to be homeless, fled from the victim’s home afterward. The victim survived the incident but remains scared for her life.
“He actually assaulted her, hit her with something her on her head, knocking her off her wheelchair and then he strangled her, threatening to kill her,” Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
In October 2018, the suspect was arrested for sexually assaulting the woman. In February, he was sentenced to 6 to 13 months on a rape in the third degree conviction, and ended up spending nine months in jail. A judge required the man to register as a sex offender upon jail release and despite objections from prosecutors, said the man to leave for Mexico as long as he gave the court official notice. He was also told to not go within 1,000 feet of the victim.
The suspect apparently agreed that he would leave for Mexico, but never did, according to police.
“I went out of the courtroom, just like, hysterically crying,” the victim said, according to the outlet. “It was really scary to me that the courts found it acceptable to trust a rapist to just get released and say what he says he’s going to do.”
Authorities have issued a warrant for the man’s arrest, which includes no bail for violating probation and $500,000 bail for attacking the victim.
Carranza-Ramirez is a Hispanic male who stands 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. He has long black hair that he sometimes wears in a bun.
Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to contact 911 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via the P3 Tips app, or call 1-800-222-TIPS. Authorities are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000.
[Feature Photo: Francisco Carranza-Ramirez/Handout]