Lakewood Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Girl

Agileo Ramirez (Photo courtesy Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

LAKEWOOD – After someone became suspicious and reported a man to the authorities, he was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a minor.

Agileo Ramirez, 31, of Lakewood was charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and one count of Sexual Assault.

According to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Police Chief Gregory Meyer, an investigation revealed alleged abuse taking place over the course of two years. The victim was a girl who Ramirez knew. The investigation began on the evening of July 6 when it was reported to Lakewood police. He was served just after midnight the next day. The arrest was made by Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Detective Alex Dasti and Lakewood Police Detective Charles Messer, with assistance from Ptl. Felix Rivera.

He was lodged in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River pending a hearing. The charges were approved by Senior Assistant Prosecutor Mara Brater.

Protections were put in place to prevent Ramirez from contacting the victim. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was notified. A notification was made to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.