Richmond man sentenced for sexually assaulting two minors

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A 73-year-old Richmond man was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison last week for sexually assaulting two girls under the age of 14 on multiple occasions from 2012 through 2015, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

After the victims reported the assaults, Ramiro Jimenez-Osorio, who had a prior felony sexual assault conviction in 2007, fled to El Salvador to avoid prosecution and arrest, prosecutors said. To protect their confidentiality, the DA’s office does not release the name or age of the victim, or their relationship to a defendant.

Richmond police detectives and officers “never gave up on seeking justice for the victims” and their work led to Jimenez-Osorio’s return to the U.S., according to prosecutors.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, Jimenez-Osorio was sentenced after pleading guilty to two felony sexual assault charges. His sentence was enhanced by his previous sexual assault conviction.