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Jun 13, 2012 1:20 PM

Honduran man indicted for sexual offenses

TUCSON - A Honduras man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Tucson on three counts of abusive sexual contact that occurred while he was living on the Gila River Indian Nation near Phoenix.

The indictment against 43-year-old Hernan Ramirez-Orteja alleges he fondled the adult victim on three occasions
without her consent. Ramirez-Orteja is already in federal custody on a June 29, 2011 indictment involving a separate victim. That indictment alleges that Ramirez-Orteja sexually assaulted a minor who is a member of the Tohono O'Odham Nation near Tucson.

A conviction for abusive sexual contact carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

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