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Salisbury man given 16 years in prison for rape, other sex offenses

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Christopher Ramon-Sanchez

Christopher Ramon-Sanchez

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man will spend at least 16 years in prison after being convicted of rape and other sex offenses last week.

Christopher Ramon-Sanchez of Salisbury was convicted in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of seven counts of felony statutory rape, 10 counts of felony statutory sex offense, three counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor, and one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Judge Anna Mills Wagoner sentenced Ramon-Sanchez, 25, to a minimum of 190 months (15.83 years) to a maximum of 288 months (24 years) in prison. Ramon-Sanchez was ordered to submit to mandatory lifetime satellite-based monitoring and will be required to register as a sex offender, a news release from the Rowan County District Attorney’s Office said.

According to the news release:

On October 26, 2013, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible sexual abuse involving a 14-year-old girl. A family member reported the teen was leaving school to meet an older man. The family member also discovered Ramon-Sanchez sent nude photos to the victim.

Detectives spoke with the victim who said Ramon-Sanchez would pick her up from school on several different occasions and have sex with her. Detectives spoke with Ramon-Sanchez about the allegations, and he admitted that he was having problems with his child’s mother, then he met the victim and began having sex with her.

Ramon-Sanchez was previously convicted of misdemeanor assault on a female on two different occasions, drug possession, misdemeanor breaking and entering, and resisting arrest.

In the news release, District Attorney Brandy Cook praised Assistant District Attorney Barrett Poppler, who prosecuted the case, and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

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