CRIME WATCH: White Center rapist wanted for attacking victim after jail release

ORIGINAL TUESDAY REPORT: We’ve received multiple inquiries about this case and contacted the King County Sheriff’s Office to find out more. Spokesperson Sgt. Ryan Abbott told us a news release would be out shortly, and here it is:

Francisco Carranza-Ramirez, a 35-year-old male from White Center, was just released from jail on June 13, 2019 on a rape charge from a 2018 incident.

As part of his guilty plea, Carranza-Ramirez was issued a sexual assault protection order that stated he cannot have any contact with the victim or her residence. On June 15th, a few days after his release, Carranza-Ramirez violated the protection order by being within 1000 feet of the same victim. The following day, the suspect assaulted the victim, knocking her out of her wheelchair, strangled her, and threatened to kill her. Deputies arrived on-scene but the suspect fled prior to their arrival. He was not located.

Detectives believe Carranza-Ramirez is still in the White Center area and is homeless. He is also believed to still have long hair like his photo. The Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information of where Francisco Carranza-Ramirez is to call 9-1-1.

According to the court documents in the original case, Carranza-Ramirez and the victim were acquaintances in passing, living in the same WC neighborhood, and then he started stalking her, raping her twice last September, both times with her 2-year-old son in the apartment. He was arrested after the second incident and had been in jail since then, almost nine months, until his release on June 13th after pleading guilty.

THURSDAY UPDATE: KCSO says they now believe Carranza-Ramirez is in Mexico.

56 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: White Center rapist wanted for attacking victim after jail release"

  • Chuck June 18, 2019 (2:05 pm)

    Let’s get this POS back behind bars where he belongs. Ridiculous. Prayers to the victim. I cannot imagine the terror she is continuing to face and process. I hope the SPD has a manhunt in progress. He won’t stop otherwise. 

  • DNiser June 18, 2019 (2:05 pm)

    Why is this guy out of jail?  Everyone knows that a protection order is almost worthless. So upset about this. 

    • Mike June 18, 2019 (8:29 pm)

      Because we have useless judges and public defenders that would rather people like him are on the street free than making sure victims are safe from being raped, traumatized and sometimes killed by these people.  All these people that put people like him back on the street are elected to their positions.  Vote them out.

  • CarrieP June 18, 2019 (2:23 pm)

    He must have spent very little time in jail if he was released recently for a 2018 charge. 😐 This is obscene. Protection orders rarely help: if someone wants to get at you, they will. Sexual violence against women is epidemic and we need to change the culture, not just obtain court orders.

    • Grace June 18, 2019 (3:49 pm)

      I think you mean, Sexual violence against anyone is a problem that needs change.

      • Doe June 19, 2019 (9:25 am)

        No, Grace. Sexual violence against women. Clearly sexual violence against anyone is wrong. But CarrieP’s statement is correct. According to RAINN, 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female. This is an epidemic that affects women at much higher rates than men, which is of course why it’s not taken seriously by our society’s systems. 

        • B.W. June 19, 2019 (10:41 am)

          King County Superior Court Judge Nicole A. Gaines Phelps agreed to let him go with credit for time served and no community custody, as long as Carranza-Ramirez would provide proof that he returned to Mexico. A review hearing for the conditions of his release was scheduled for June 25.”Think he will show up for his hearing?

        • Butchiehead June 20, 2019 (2:16 pm)

          I’m so sick and tired of this being blamed on society.  I am part of society, and there are MILLIONS like me who would love rapists to be locked-up for LIFE to protect all women.  Don’t blame society.  Blame the asshole judges that hand down these ridiculously lame sentences for predators. Get rid of the limp-wristed bleeding-heart idiot judges and we won’t have any of this.  Repeat offenders can’t re-offend if they are permanently behind bars!!!  I say if You rape (and it’s truly proven) You kiss Your freedom goodbye forever!!!

  • Patrick June 18, 2019 (2:38 pm)

    Stalking, committing rape, TWICE, and incarcerated for less than 9 months? I will admit I am not familiar with standard sentencing guidelines that are used, but that seems far to short a sentence for such a crime.   As it states he strangled and threatened to kill this time around, I certainly hope our system/judges pass on  a much more severe sentence.   This is, of course, assuming Satterberg doesn’t feel bad for the community member and actually files charges that are actually commensurate with the crime. 

    • WSB June 18, 2019 (3:09 pm)

      Among the additional case documents I’ve just downloaded and read is a letter to the court from the victim, in which she begs for an exceptional sentence and expresses, repeatedly, disappointment that he was only charged with third-degree rape, for which he was sentenced toward the upper end of the standard range, according to the documents.

      • carole June 18, 2019 (4:11 pm)

        Judges are constrained with respect to handing out exceptional sentences, because of a US Supreme Court ruling some years back. There are limited factors they can rely on that will withstand an appeal.  If the defendant did not articulate one of those factors in the plea paperwork or it was not included in the charging and sentencing documents, an exceptional will be overturned. I wonder if he was charged with a higher degree, and it was pled down to third.  Not uncommon.

  • Seattlite June 18, 2019 (2:41 pm)

     Is there any chance that Ramirez is in the USA illegally? If so, ICE needs to be called and Ramirez needs to be deported. Ramirez is clearly a violent, dangerous predator of the worst kind and should not be allowed near any female.

    • WSB June 18, 2019 (3:06 pm)

      There is no indication in the documents I’ve read (and I just downloaded and read several more) of his citizenship status. However, he agreed to move (back?) to Mexico as part of the plea agreement and gave a specific address in Baja California.

    • CAM June 18, 2019 (7:21 pm)

      I’m confused? What led you to think he was potentially not a lawful resident of the United States? Did I miss the part where pictures of his passport were displayed on some website or in a news publication?

    • mok4315 June 18, 2019 (7:23 pm)

      Heard Sgt Abbot talking about this case earlier today. Ramirez is here illegally and was let out early (or given a lenient sentence?) because he promised to move back to Mexico. Unfortunately, as part of our sanctuary policies, our local law enforcement is prohibited from working with ICE and holding this guy accountable. 

      • Um, No! June 19, 2019 (9:19 am)

        Our immigration laws and/or lack of enforcement of current laws are a joke.  This guy is a shinning example of why they need to be reformed. He should have been escorted back to Mexico and barred from re-entering.  The facts that our stupid sanctuary policies prevent local law enforcement from working with ICE to make this happen is also a joke.  I get both side of the immigration crisis/issue but common sense needs to be followed.  I Now we get to pay for this guy to be jailed.  Hopefully for a long time if Satterberg  actually does the job he’s hired to do.  We’ll see if that happens though.   I’m guessing this guy will be out again on our streets withing a couple years, if no sooner.  But hey,  he’ll promise to go back to Mexico.  Why should we doubt him?  

  • Brenda June 18, 2019 (2:50 pm)

    This is ridiculous !!protection orders are a joke!

  • Sixbuck June 18, 2019 (3:35 pm)

    Our current criminal “justice” system is the joke!

  • newnative June 18, 2019 (3:37 pm)

    If he is this dangerous, I’d rather he be in a jail cell then roaming around who knows where. Shame on him and shame on whomever let him out. 

  • carole June 18, 2019 (4:18 pm)

    Blakely v Washington, opinion of the US Supreme Court, limits judicial discretion with respect to exceptional sentences.

  • flimflam June 18, 2019 (4:59 pm)

    he needs to be apprehended as fast as possible – unfortunately it is fairly easy to hide among the homeless camps. at least he is pretty recognizable…man, what an awful person he is.

  • Rapist Francisco Carranza-Ramirez June 18, 2019 (6:04 pm)

    Francisco Carranza-Ramirez is 5’08, 140 Pounds 

    • Moi June 18, 2019 (6:41 pm)

      He goes by Paco. He is a journeyman plumber. He worked in our house a couple of years ago and we refered him to friends. He has definitely fallen far since then. I bet it isn’t long before he is spotted if he stayed in the area.

  • Jim P. June 18, 2019 (7:38 pm)

    “The following day, the suspect assaulted the victim, knocking her out of
    her wheelchair, strangled her, and threatened to kill her.”Ponder that.  Let it sink in.  “wheelchiar” in case you missed it.  I have no care for how he came to this this, what his past life might be or his chances to “put this behind him” or what god or gods he might find just before being sentenced or even how much he drank, smoke or snorted. so that he remembers nothing and he was actually on his way to deliver food to orphaned, starving kittens.  There is no room for compassion or even mercy for this.I really  really really hope he violently resists arrest.

    • WSB June 18, 2019 (7:54 pm)

      Among other unreported aspects of the case, yet more documents I’ve read in the file (still looking through since there is so much interest in this case) say he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial at one point and sent to Western State for attempted restoration; he was diagnosed with schizophrenia.

      • Who’s side wins June 18, 2019 (8:16 pm)

        HOLY Sh** this is seriously eye opening. A convicted rapist who is diagnosed with schizophrenia is taken on his word that he’ll stay away from his last victim (FAIL) and they didn’t even make him promise not to do it anymore? WTF

    • Jethro Marx June 18, 2019 (10:21 pm)

      I’m most curious about how you parse ‘compassion’ and ‘mercy’ but I do hear your call for him to meet a violent end loud and clear; I guess we’ll sign you up for “not the one, nor the other” and have done with it. It’s funny how often those clamoring for justice fall back on the side of mob fervor over rule of law; I suppose that’s our nature. Whatever we’re doing to punish/treat/rehabilitate offenders ought to be changed, I agree. But I worry that if we go back to mob rule we may end up with a less just society, what?

      • Pelicans June 19, 2019 (2:05 pm)

        Jethromarx,Wait until it happens to someone you love, or maybe even to YOU, and then come on here and discuss compassion for the accused. Maybe then those of us who have been through this might give you some street cred and respect your opinion, assuming from your name you are a male.If you or someone you love HAVE been through this, and still feel the way you do, then you are empowering people like this man, who gets a pass from the King County “prosecutor” and the lame justice system Satterberg represents. No mob rule, just incarceration until trial to protect defensless victims and the rest of the populace. Then a life sentence as an irredeemable,  uncorrectable man who needs to be in maximum security where he can never harm anyone who doesn’t deserve it.

        • CAM June 20, 2019 (12:42 pm)

          Pelicans, I can understand and appreciate your perspective but not all victims would agree with you. In my experience there are far more victims that would disagree with you or just aren’t that invested in what is becoming of their abuser in the long run. Most of those who are victimized have a far harder time dealing with their own recovery and separating from their abuser to even begin worrying about what level of punishment that person will receive. This victim is already among the lucky few whose perpetrator was prosecuted and convicted and sentenced, no matter the appropriateness of the severity or nature of the sentence. I’m not saying that what has happened or how this was dealt with is appropriate but I’m having a hard time reconciling your need for vengeance with the needs of ALL victims. Just food for thought. 

      • Pelicans June 19, 2019 (2:42 pm)

        To Jethro and all who defend and apologize for this “man” who is judged incompetent to stand trial,Wait until it happens to someone you love, or maybe even to YOU, and then come on here and discuss compassion and rehab for the accused. Maybe then those of us who HAVE been through this might grant you some street cred and respect for your opinions, assuming from your name you are a male.If you or someone you love HAVE been through this, and still feel the way you do, then you are empowering people like this menace to decent people everywhere, who gets a pass from the King County “prosecutor” and the lame justice system Satterberg, Holmes and the US Supreme Court are perpetuating. You are negating the injuries to the victim.No mob rule. Just justice.If he’s a Mexican national, whether here legally or not, bill Mexico for his prosecution, defense, and incarceration for the next 30 years to life, if he (hopefully) gets that. And/or for his speedy deportation. Add additional tariffs on Mexico for crimes committed by their citizens in the US, regardless of status. And encourage them to add the same to our US citizens in Mexico who break Mexican laws.  Let’s see who balances out whom.No mob rule, just incarceration until trial to protect defensless victims and the rest of the populace. Then, a life sentence as an irredeemable,  uncorrectable man who needs to be in maximum security where he can never again harm anyone who doesn’t deserve it. And require his native country to pay for it to keep NAFTA agreement in effect.

        • Jethro Marx June 20, 2019 (1:40 pm)

          I agree that the current system ain’t working. When you branched out into “irredeemable” and “…then we make Mexico pay for it!” you lost me. But generally, no, I don’t think crime victims or their loved ones should be those who decide what ought to be done to their transgressors. That is certainly the opposite of blind justice. I don’t exactly revere the constitution, but I do agree that our country ought not officially dole out cruel and unusual punishment regardless of the crime. If that makes me some sort of criminal apologist please excuse me, I only thought to hope for a sensible society.

  • Ben June 18, 2019 (8:51 pm)

    If only they could nab him for illegally downloading “Finding Nemo”… at least then who could be thrown in for 5 years! 

    • momosmom June 19, 2019 (9:04 am)

      Hey that’s my cat’s name, Nemo, and I don’t want him close to my kitty let alone trying to FIND him!  

  • Mj June 18, 2019 (10:31 pm)

    Some people simply belong behind bars!  

  • KT June 19, 2019 (9:55 am)

    So serial raping only gets you 9 months of incarceration in this country?  

    • WS Guy June 19, 2019 (10:26 am)

      Not usually, but it does in King County.  Satterberg, Holmes, and the voters feel more sorry about the supposed systemic oppression of criminals than the victims of their crimes. 

      • carole June 19, 2019 (4:55 pm)

        The story says he was sentenced at The HIGH end of the standard range.  The remedy for sentence ranges lies with the LEGISLATURE.

    • noname June 19, 2019 (12:53 pm)

      This has been going on for a long time. No jail time or short at that. This is from my own personal incident I will blank out the rapists name just because but here it is from 1969/1970 and do you like the way they call it assault and not rape! This guy got off scott free from 1 attempt and 1 rape and probably is still doing it! 

      3 Wn. App. 888, THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent, v. DXXXXX  KXXXX, Appellant.

      [No. 293-1. Division One – Panel 1. Court of Appeals      December 21, 1970.]

      THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, Respondent, v. DXX KXX, Appellant.

      [1] Witnesses – Impeachment – Out-of-court Statement – Admission Into Evidence. Refusal to admit into evidence a witness’ out-of-court statement is not prejudicial error when the party offering the statement had ample opportunity to use it during trial to impeach the witness. [2] Witnesses – List of Witnesses – Addition During Trial – Discretion of Court. Permitting a party to present additional witnesses whose testimony would be cumulative Is discretionary with the trial court. [See 21 Am. Jur. 2d, Criminal Law § 328.] [3] Criminal Law – Confessions – What Constitutes – Statement as to Weight. A defendant’s statement as to his physical weight iS not protected by the privilege against self-incrimination. Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court for King County, No. 50114, Warren Chan, J., entered November 21, 1969. Affirmed. Prosecution for burglary and assault with intent to commit rape. Defendant appeals from a conviction and sentence. Jack A. Richey, for appellant (appointed counsel for appeal). Charles O. Carroll, Prosecuting Attorney, and Albert A. Rinaldi, Jr., Deputy, for respondent.SWANSON, J. -A King County jury found XXXX XXXX  guilty of second-degree burglary and two counts of assault with intent to commit rape. He appeals. A 30-year-old unmarried airline stewardess who resided in an apartment in Des Moines, Washington, testified that on August 26, 1968, the defendant broke down the front door, entered her apartment, grabbed her by the arm and threatened to kill her. She said he had his hand on her throat, dragged her into the bedroom and threw her onto the bed. She claimed he then tore off her clothing and was undressing himself when her telephone rang. Colonel and                     Dec. 1970]              STATE v. KXXXX                   889 3 Wn. App. 888, 478 P.2d 246 Mrs. Bayers who lived in the apartment below were calling to inquire about the commotion, and when the stewardess failed to answer her phone, they ran upstairs to her apartment to investigate, and chased off the attacker. The stewardess and the Bayers identified the defendant at the trial. The defendant vehemently denies any connection with the incident, and his defense at trial was based on the uncertainty and inconsistency in the identification.                     The incident giving rise to the second charge of assault with intent to commit rape occurred on November 19, 1968. The 14-year-old complaining witness, a junior high school girl, testified that she was walking home when a man jumped out of the bushes, put his hand over her mouth and told her not to scream. She described how he forced her into the bushes and up into the woods, undressed her, undressed himself, and assaulted her. The prosecuting witness made a lineup identification of the defendant and also identified him in the courtroom

  • gone_for_now? June 19, 2019 (3:09 pm)

    I just looked him up on FB and he’s been posting since he got out on the 16th. He says he’s in Los Cabos…Also he just posted a pic today with a shaved face and hair cut. Not sure if I’m allowed to attach it?

    • WSB June 20, 2019 (12:40 pm)

      There’s generally no way to verify whether social media is accurate or not – could be fake, could be someone else’s photo, etc. – but in this case it sounds as if KCSO has verified it.

  • anonyme June 19, 2019 (3:12 pm)

    I’m almost positive I saw this guy at a Westwood Village bus stop about 10:45 this morning.  He was wearing a gray-blue beanie pulled down low, and layers of all dark blue clothing.  He had a lot of long hair that was stuffed inside the jacket.  I looked twice because he strongly resembled a native guy I used to know.  Don’t suppose there’s any point in calling cops now.  One thing I’m curious about is as to why he wasn’t just immediately deported?   A violent, clinically insane rapist, let go after a few months on a promise to return to Mexico?  Whoever made this brilliant decision should be forced to share a cell with this guy.

    • Katie June 19, 2019 (11:43 pm)

      You should definitely call so the cops can be searching in that area.

  • MamaBear June 19, 2019 (4:39 pm)

    I’m really sorry that happened to you… and wish you every healing.

  • Gregory Brittain June 19, 2019 (7:22 pm)

    What liberal Dem judge let him out? If not a judge, then who let a rapist out after only 9 months?

    • WSB June 19, 2019 (8:02 pm)

      I don’t know about her political affiliation if any. The Superior Court judge at the sentencing was Nicole Gaines-Phelps, a former prosecutor.

    • wscommuter June 19, 2019 (9:50 pm)

      @Gregory Brittan … your ignorant comment bears rebuttal.  You know nothing about this judge but you make the moronic comment of disparaging her as a “liberal Dem” judge.   While I don’t know anything about this judge, I do know that all judges are constrained to sentence people according to the sentencing guidelines passed by our legislature.  So this judge – and any other judge – actually has very limited options under state law.  I understand the rage at this miscreant who has committed terrible crimes.  I share that rage.  But responding with knee-jerk ignorance is in no way helpful.  Are you angry at the previous sentence he received for third degree rape?  Fine – get off your ass and lobby in Olympia to get the law changed.  But please spare me your ignorant ranting about this judge.  

  • HpMom June 19, 2019 (7:39 pm)

    So tempted to publish this in Seattle Times  and yet they say Seattle Is “not” dying.

  • KatInAHat June 19, 2019 (10:47 pm)

    After being informed of the new details, this story is about to be grotesquely exploited for the fuel of our national debate platform now, most unfortunately.  It will not come to a reasonable conclusion. My greatest concern is for the person victimized by the criminal. She and her family did not ask for this to become fodder of choosing sides of political debate. This is strictly an issue of what our local jurisdictions choose to uphold in enforcing protections against targets of vile crimes. They fail absolutely miserably, personal anecdotal evidence included. I am extremely sad and have a pain in my soul for her. May she find grace among us find her healing in peace. 

  • Friend O'Dinghus June 20, 2019 (9:40 am)

    I soooo agree with you Katinahat! The best way that we can help our community, among every available option, is to bring this man to justice as quickly as possible. His image needs to be in every public place from Normandy Park to Northgate until he is apprehended. That is the only way to prevent this horrible tragedy from just getting worse and worse. Let’s find him and get him behind bars again.

  • WSB June 20, 2019 (10:25 am)

    Update from detectives via KCSO Twitter – they believe he is now in Mexico. “His warrants will remain active.” Adding an updated photo above shortly.

  • SeattleGal June 20, 2019 (3:50 pm)

    Her friends have also made a gofundme to help her move forward:

  • Gyngersnap June 20, 2019 (3:50 pm)

    They believe he is now in Mexico? Did he take a selfie on the Mexican side of the border and send it to wherever they told him to provide proof that he had gone back? I understand that his victim and her son are now in a safe house somewhere, but I wouldn’t ever feel safe again, if I were she, until I had proof that he was dead. This is among the worst cases of carelessness and injustice I have ever heard and I just feel sick for this woman.

  • Nancy June 20, 2019 (4:18 pm)

    Why are these vermin allowed to stay in our Country to prey upon the innocent?  Politicians?  Any answers?

    • CAM June 20, 2019 (8:42 pm)

      Referring to human beings as animals and painting an entire population based on the actions of one person both seem like exactly the wrong basis for making any decisions. 

  • WildBlue June 20, 2019 (4:46 pm)

    Illegal alien sanctuary law and policies bar police, attorneys, and judges from asking citizenship status, otherwise ICE could have been alerted. Acting Field Officer Director for ICE Bryan Wilcox had this to say about the case:

    “In this case, we were not alerted that this person was going to be released from local custody.  It makes it really difficult for us to identify them when they are in local custody because prior to this law, and this law goes a step further, but prior to this law the state has effectively blocked us from accessing any sort of state law enforcement databases … We cannot access the detainees themselves in local custody, so we have to find sources of information that are available to the public to try and determine who is in the local jail. Often times we are only going to know after the fact.”

    Do not accept these illegal alien sanctuary laws and policies that defy common sense. Let your politicians know that ICE needs to be aware of criminal illegal aliens prior to their release from jail.

  • Bradley June 20, 2019 (11:08 pm)

    ICE should have been able to take the rapist into custody upon his release to ensure he made it to the Mexican border crossing. But Jay Inslee and the Democrat lawmakers in Olympia just pushed for and passed a law this year preventing cooperation between municipal law enforcement and Border Patrol/ICE. I hope the victim sues the state and wins millions.

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