On February 25, local authorities in Casa Grande, Arizona arrested Hernan Ramirez-Orteja and later turned him over to federal officials on a federal warrant that was stemming from a two-count indictment handed down on June 29, 2011.
The indictments were one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse by use of force or threats and one count of Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a person under the age of 12.
He will remain in custody pending his trial scheduled for April 24, 2012 with District Judge Cindy K. Jorgenson presiding. Punishment for each charge is from 30 years to life in prison.
Ramirez-Orteja was arrested on the Gila River Indian Nation. The Tohono O’odham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Tucson conducted the investigation preceding the indictment.