New York State Police charged a Massachusetts man Saturday after he allegedly kidnapped and raped a woman who was on a walk, according to authorities.
Police arrested 31-year-old Michael A. Ramos-Perez Friday after he allegedly “forcibly raped” a woman on Thursday in Beekmantown. Police say the victim was walking when Ramos-Perez allegedly forced her into a van.
Ramos-Perez drove the victim a short distance to an undisclosed location where he allegedly raped the woman before releasing her. (RELATED: ‘I Want My Daddy’: Watch As Police Rescue Alleged Kidnapping Victim)Ramos-Perez has been charged with first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree, according to police.
Ramos-Perez is being held in Clinton County Jail in lieu of $65,000 cash bail or a $175,000 bond, according to police.
One out of every six women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape, with 14.8% having been completed and 2.8% attempted, according to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
The organization estimates nine out of every 10 victims of rape are female when looking at data from American women since 1998.