Honduran sentenced in Tucson for assaults on reservations

2014-02-07T16:42:00Z 2014-02-07T16:53:57Z Honduran sentenced in Tucson for assaults on reservationsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 07, 2014 4:42 pm  • 

A Honduran man was sentenced to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young Tohono O'odham girl and a woman from the Gila River Indian Reservation, officials said Friday.

On Thursday, Hernan Ramriez-Ortega, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson in Tucson as a result of his guilty pleas.

He admitted to sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Tohono O'odham girl in March 2010 while he was living on the reservation. He also admitted to sexually assaulting the Gila River woman in August 2010, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona.

After Ramirez-Ortega completes his prison sentence, he will be deported to Honduras. He will also be placed on 20 years of federal supervision, which includes a prohibition against his return to the United States, the release said.

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