SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has arrested a youth league coach accused of sexually assaulting a child.
Jeffrey Ramos, 48, was arrested by deputies Saturday and is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. KSAT-12 has learned the alleged victim is a 12-year-old girl.
BCSO spokesman James Keith said investigators were called to the victim's school, Luna Middle School, on May 31 after being contacted by Child Protective Services. The victim told investigators Ramos sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions from summer through December of 2015.
“This young lady decided to make this outcry because she was concerned that he was going to get to other children,” Keith said. “He admitted to possibly exposing himself. That alone is enough right there to make sure he’s taken off the streets and that he’s put into custody.”
Keith is reminding parents that just because they send their child to a reputable organization for extracurricular activities does not guarantee safety.
“Do your homework. Make sure you know who your children are with. Make sure that you have a conversation with your children so that they know if somebody does something to them they’re not supposed to, they need to let you know,” Keith said.
At the time of the alleged assault, Ramos was a Catholic Youth Organization coach at St. Anthony Mary Claret, according to the church’s CYO website.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio said in a statement Monday afternoon that Ramos was an unpaid volunteer who passed a criminal background check in Oct. 2014, and did take a sexual misconduct training class.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio remains strongly committed to restoring trust and healing the wounds of anyone who may have been hurt by sexual abuse. The Archdiocese will continue to work toward making every Catholic parish, school and institution a safe harbor for all. Nothing will deter the Archdiocese from this vital effort toward a better future for everyone in need.
The Church also said there will be an announcement in St. Anthony Mary Claret Church bulletin this weekend.
Anyone else victimized or knows of a victim is asked to call the Bexar County Sheriff's Office tip line at (210) 335-TIPS.