A 38-year-old Waco man was indicted Wednesday on seven counts in a case involving the sexual abuse of a young girl over a period of years.
The indictment against Jose Isreal Ramos charges one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child and six counts of indecency with a child by contact.
Ramos was arrested in April by deputies from the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force on a warrant stemming from an investigation that started in July 2013 after a young girl reported she had been sexually assaulted a number of times over a period of years.
The girl reported she was assaulted both at a residence in Waco and in Cameron Park by a man she knew.
The incidents began when the girl was 9 and continued until she was 13, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
McLennan County grand jurors also returned an indictment against a 56-year-old Waco man charging two counts of indecency with a child by contact.
Steve Edward Perkins was arrested in August on warrants stemming from an investigation of allegations that a man who was babysitting two children touched one of them, a girl, inappropriately.
The girl’s father confronted the babysitter, who had been staying with the family for the past few days, Swanton said.
The man tried to leave, Swanton said, but was struck and suffered a head injury as the father detained him until officers arrived.
He was taken to a hospital for treatment before he was jailed, Swanton said.
The man was taken to a Waco hospital where he was treated for his injury and then taken to jail, Swanton said.