According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office(OCSO) Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center(CAC), a Utica man was arrested by members of the CAC on 11/10/23.

On 11/10/23 at 11:20 A.M., the Oneida County 911 Center received a 911 call from a 15 year old female child, who called from a residence in the City of Utica, to report that she had been sexually assaulted. The Utica Police Department responded to the residence and conducted the initial investigation which, due to the age of the victim, was subsequently turned over to the Child Advocacy Center for further investigation and specifically assigned to OCSO Sergeant Melissa Bolton.

Through further investigation, it was learned that on 11/10/23, 38 year old, Raynaldo Ramos Jr., had provided the 15 year old female with marihuana and then subjected her to sexual contact. Ramos Jr. was located in the City of Utica in the evening hours of 11/10/23 by Sgt. Bolton and OCSO Investigator Nicholas Dean and was arrested and charged with on one count of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Class A Misdemeanors.

Ramos Jr. was arraigned in Oneida County CAP Court on 11/10/23 and subsequently released on his own recognizance.

An order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim by the court. Services have been offered to the victim by the CAC. Sgt. Bolton was assisted with this investigation by Oneida County Child Protective Services.