Po­lice: woman failed to stop rape of teen

Girl, 14, as­saulted by 2 men at party, af­fi­davit al­leges

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Lind­sey Bomnin

Burnet County au­thor­i­ties have ac­cused a 23-year-old woman of fail­ing to stop two men from rap­ing a 14-year-old girl in Horse­shoe Bay.

Reyna Ramirez has been charged with aban­don­ing or en­dan­ger­ing a child, ac­cord­ing to a Horse­shoe Bay Po­lice Depart­ment af­fi­davit. Ramirez was ar­rested Mon­day and taken to the Burnet County Jail, po­lice of­fi­cial Megan Gar­cia said.

Ramirez was with the 14year-old on the night of July 4 when, ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest af­fi­davit, Ani­bal Es­co­bar, 19, and Anael Martinez, 22, sex­u­ally as­saulted the girl.

Af­ter watch­ing In­de­pen­dence Day fire­works, the 14-year-old ac­com­pa­nied Ramirez to a party at the Horse­shoe Bay res­i­dence of a few of Ramirez’s friends, where they drank beer, the af­fi­davit said.

Ramirez left the girl alone with Es­co­bar and Martinez while she went off with an­other man else­where in the house, the doc­u­ment said.

The 14-year-old said she be­came dizzy af­ter drink­ing what Es­co­bar had made for her and re­mem­bers ly­ing on a bed as the two took turns hav­ing sex with her, the af­fi­davit said.

She made her way to the bath­room, where the two fol­lowed her and con­tin­ued to

as­sault her, the doc­u­ment said. Dur­ing this time, Ramirez en­tered the bath­room but did not at­tempt to in­ter­vene, the af­fi­davit said.

The 14-year-old then re­turned to the bed­room, where she said one of the two men forced her to have sex again, the af­fi­davit said. Af­ter the in­ci­dent, she locked her­self in an­other bath­room un­til about 6:30 a.m., when she found Ramirez asleep with an­other man and told Ramirez to take her home, the af­fi­davit said.

Ramirez did not men­tion any­thing about the events of the night, but the vic­tim told her mother what hap­pened, the af­fi­davit said.

Es­co­bar and Martinez were both charged with ag­gra­vated sex­ual as­sault of a child and ar­rested last week af­ter po­lice in­ves­ti­gated the in­ci­dent, the doc­u­ment said.

lbomnin@states­man.com; 445-3812

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