Francisco Carranza-Ramirez: Search on for rapist who returned to attack victim after release from jail

WHITE CENTER, Wash. -- King County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for your help to find Francisco Carranza-Ramirez.  The 35-year-old is believed to be homeless in the White Center area.

Detectives say the convicted rapist got out of jail last Thursday and returned to the home of his victim on Sunday and attacked her again.

“I thought he was going to kill me,” the victim, who does not want to be identified, said. “The way he had my throat, I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t talk.”

"He actually assaulted her, hit her with something her on her head, knocking her off her wheelchair and then he strangled her, threatening to kill her," said Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff's Office.

The victim remains in hiding, and she says she won’t be safe until police arrest Carranza-Ramirez.

“In September, when he was pushing his way inside my apartment, I had a split-second opportunity to call 911,” she said. “I hoped the police were on the line, in reality, I had no idea if anyone was coming.”

And she’s afraid that as long as Carranza-Ramirez remains at large, he’s likely to attack again.

“I think that if he found a vulnerable person, especially,” she said. “I think he`s a predator.”

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged him with Assault 2nd Degree, Felony Harassment, Intimidating a Witness and Felony Violation of a Sex Assault Protection Order. They also added aggravators to each charge to make his sentence more severe.

In October 2018, Carranza-Ramirez was charged with Rape 3rd degree of a wheelchair dependent woman. In February, he pleaded guilty at an arraignment. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office recommended that part of his sentence include community custody so that he would be supervised upon release.

The standard sentencing range for his crime is 6 to 13 months. He served almost 9 months.  Judge Nicole Gaines-Phelps sentenced Carranza-Ramirez to credit for time served with no community custody, to register as a sex offender and to provide proof that he had left the country and was in Mexico.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's office objected to the defendant being allowed to leave for Mexico and asked the court to impose community custody so that he would be supervised when released.

On June 13, Carranza-Ramirez was released from jail. On June 15, he violated the protection order by coming within 1,000 feet of her.

On June 16, King County sheriff's detectives say he went to her home, hit her in the head with an object knocking her out of her wheelchair and then choked her while threatening to kill her.

Prosecutors have issued a no-bail warrant for his arrest for violating the protection order. They have also requested a $500,000 bail on the new charges.

Carranza-Ramirez is 5'8", 140 pounds. His hair is still long but he sometimes wears it in a man-bun. The 35-year-old is believed to be homeless in the White Center area.

If you can tell deputies where to find him, call 911 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound through the P3 Tips app on your cell phone or at 1-800-222-TIPS.  Cash reward offered of up to $1,000.​

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