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Posted January 21, 2013 | comments Leave a comment

Man charged with five counts in rape of teen girl

Winchester police arrested a 50-year-old man Sunday and charged him with five counts linked to the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Authorities said Ignacio Ramirez approached the girl around 5 p.m. and lured her to a storage unit on West Monmouth Street where the crime was committed.

Ramirez is charged with abduction, strangulation, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration, according to a news release from Winchester police.

Lauren Cummings, a crime prevention specialist with the police, said the victim was treated at Winchester Medical Center. No other information on her condition was available.

The case remains under investigation. Police ask those with information to call Crime Solvers at 665-TIPS.

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