Andalusia man arrested for sexual abuse of a child less than 12

Published 10:08 am Friday, June 26, 2020

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An Andalusia man is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing a child under 12 years old.

On June 17, 2020, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation concerning sexual abuse of a child.

Covington County Investigators identified Victor Ramos, 19, as the suspect. The victim described the incident during a forensic interview and there is evidence to support what the victim provided.

Through a collaborative effort between investigators and members of the Children’s Advocacy Center, probable cause was established to arrest Ramos for sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said a person commits sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old if he or she, being 16 years old or older, subjects another person who is less than 12 years old to sexual contact.

Ramos was charged accordingly and booked into the Covington County Jail on Wed., June 24, with a $60,000 bond.

“I am proud of the investigative efforts and emphasis placed on this investigation,” Turman said. “Child crimes takes a toll on everyone involved. We work for the victims and there is a certain amount of peace and closure that stemmed from this arrest. Investigators Beth Johnson and Joey Cato were instrumental in piecing this together.”