Two brothers stand accused of repeatedly raping a girl living in their West Palm Beach home for at least the last three years. Facing hundreds of charges of sexual assault against the girl who is now, 14, the two are being held without bail in the county jail.
West Palm Beach police say Noe Ramos, 28, and Uriel Ramos, 26, confessed to the crimes, which amounted to each man raping the girl multiple times a week.
The brothers have been languishing in jail since their arrest in May, 2015. Noe Ramos is scheduled to go to trial on April 24, and his brother Uriel hasn’t had a trial date set yet, according to records in the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts office.
Noe Ramos faces 156 counts of sexual assault on a minor by a custodian while Uriel Ramos faces 287 counts for the same offense, according to the Palm Beach County Clerk. The relationship between the girl and the men has not been disclosed,
All of the assaults that happened before she was 12 years old are considered capital offenses, punishable in Florida by life in prison.
She said when she came home from school one day, Noe Ramos told her to come to his bedroom.
“No, stop bothering me,” she replied.
The girl said she was in her bed when Uriel Ramos came in and locked the door behind him, she told police. Next thing she knew, he was on top of her and raped her, according to the report. She told detectives that she didn’t fight back because when she did that in the past he would beat her.
Police say Uriel Ramos hit a woman over the head with a beer bottle in a Jupiter store, according to an arrest report. He was arrested for aggravated assault, but the charges were reduced to battery. He was found guilty.
Noe has some traffic tickets but does not appear to have a criminal record.