CRIME

Vegas man accused of raping woman hours after he got out of jail

Ramel Ortiz.

Ramel Ortiz.  (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

A Nevada man was arrested on charges including sexual assault after police said he allegedly raped a Las Vegas woman within hours of his release from prison.

Ramel Ortiz, 32, was released from the Clark County Jail on March 8 after serving time for a domestic battery charge. About ten hours later, the woman was raped in her home, the Las Vegas Review Journal reported Monday. 

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In a police report obtained by the newapaper, the woman begged the intruder not to hurt her daughter. “The only thing she was thinking about was her daughter,” the report states.

Key pieces of evidence turned up at the scene, including two pairs of fluorescent orange boxer shorts labeled “CCDC” for Clark County Detention Center, and orange socks.

In a detailed timeline of events, police said Ortiz entered a woman’s home in the early morning hours of March 9th, grabbed her at gunpoint, and raped her multiple times. DNA was collected from a pair of boxers and other items in the home and tested positive for Ortiz. 

Ortiz was charged with four counts of sexual assault with a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, second-degree kidnapping and three counts of open or gross lewdness.

Andrew Craft is a Fox News multimedia reporter based in Las Vegas, Nevada . Follow him on twitter: @AndrewCraft