Released: November 3, 2015 - Tuesday, 11:39 AM

Child Molestation

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 11-1-15, Approximately 8:50 PMPlace of Occurrence: San Miguel Park, 1221 K Street, San MiguelVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Paublo Vargas Ramirez Sr., 58, San MiguelOn 11-1-15, the Sheriff's Office received information that an 8-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl had been sexually molested at San Miguel Park in San Miguel. Based on that information, Sheriff's Detectives began an investigation into that incident.
The victims had been playing at the park with their families and were resting on a park bench when a family friend, 58-year-old Paublo Vargas Ramirez, Sr., who was also sitting on the bench, began to fondle the girls over and underneath their clothes. The girls walked away and continued to play in the park. The suspect later walked over to where the girls were playing and exposed himself to them and then later forced his hand inside the underwear of the 8-year-old victim. When the girls returned home that night, they told their parents what had happened, who in turn called the Sheriff's Office.
Vargas Ramirez was arrested and booked into County Jail on several counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years old and one count of lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 by force, all felonies.