After a three-month investigation by the Buckeye Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, detectives arrested Albert Pena Ramirez II, 21, of charges of luring and sexual assault.
“In April, a victim came forward claiming she agreed to meet Ramirez for sex after connecting on a dating site. During their activities, the victim discovered Ramirez was video recording the acts on his cell phone. When she tried to leave, the victim told investigators Ramirez pulled her back into his vehicle and forced himself on her,” said Donna Rossi, a Buckeye Police spokeswoman.
“A series of search warrants revealed a number of other victims.”
According to Rossi, Ramirez is a Litchfield Park resident who offered money to a minor in exchange for sex.
“Ramirez additionally demanded sex from another victim by threatening to share nude photos he had taken of her without her permission. Information also indicates Ramirez forced another victim to have sex with him after intimidating her with a loaded gun,” Rossi said.
Detectives also uncovered a number of unidentified minors Ramirez allegedly was soliciting for sex.
The victims range from 13 to 18, Rossi said.
Buckeye Police detectives arrested Ramirez July 1 and booked him into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on eight felony counts.