A convicted sex offender has been arrested for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl in a Union City store, police said Thursday.Update: More from Zombie.
Eugene Melendres Ramos, 36, of Union City was chased outside the Dollar Tree store at 1720 Decoto Road on Wednesday and tackled by two men who held him down until officers arrived, said police Lt. Kelly Musgrove.
"This guy was out looking to satisfy his sick desires," Musgrove said.
Ramos attacked a 7-year-old girl in Hayward in 2003 and was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape, sodomy or oral copulation, authorities said. Jail records show he is unemployed.
The 2-year-old victim in Wednesday's incident had been shopping with her aunt and grandmother about 1 p.m., police said. The adults briefly became separated from the girl, and Ramos grabbed her, Musgrove said.
The girl's grandmother turned into an aisle and found the girl "pinned down by the suspect," Musgrove said. Ramos had removed the girl's pants and diaper and was sexually assaulting her, the lieutenant said.
Ramos ran, with the grandmother and aunt in pursuit, police said. Demario Hawkins, who was soliciting donations outside the store for a nonprofit that helps homeless people, and another man, Sammy Johnson, also gave chase, police said. The men tackled him.
"Had it not been for these two gentlemen, he could have gotten away with this," Musgrove said.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Can We Just Execute This Guy Now?
There are times when we don't need our judicial system to mete out punishment. This is certainly the case here. Had this scumbag been given the proper sentence for a previous assault on a child seven years ago, this outrage never would have occurred. Given this is in the Bay Area, he'll probably be given another light sentence and will be back to raping children again in the not too distant future.
Posted by JammieWearingFool at 8:30 AM