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Karla Ramirez: $10k reward for pastor's daughter, 21, who abused children in family's daycare center

Karla Ramirez, 21, is on the run after violating the norms of her bail
UPDATED FEB 2, 2022
Karla Ramirez worked at a child care center run by her parents (credits : ADA county Sherrif's office/@brownnshugaaa twitter)
Karla Ramirez worked at a child care center run by her parents (credits : ADA county Sherrif's office/@brownnshugaaa twitter)

MERIDIAN, IDAHO: A 21-year-old Caldwell women who bailed out of jail and disappeared after her arrest on child sex abuse charges is now under the radar of police for violating her custodial norms. Karla Ramirez was arrested in January 2021 on five felony counts of lewd conduct and six felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Ramirez was charged for sexually touching children left at the daycare home run by her parents and exploiting them immorally by taking explicit photographs of them.

According to the Ada County Prosecutor's Office, Ramirez disabled her ankle monitor after being released on bond. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail following an investigation by Meridian Police, but posted a $750,000 bond and was released in March. Amidst her criminal trial, Ramirez was asked to appear in court for a plea change on January 3, but she never showed up, and is suspected to have left the city after disabling her ankle monitors.

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The mother of one alleged victim said the suspect had been working for her family as a nanny. "She has stolen so much from us," the mother said. "She has stolen so much from us. Our peace, our proper mourning." An another victim's mother has started a 'Catch Karla Ramirez' Facebook page to spread information about the case and offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to her capture. 

The woman said she is frustrated and heartbroken by the delays. "We have been waiting a year for justice and COVID has delayed pushing back these court dates," she said. "We want to see justice as quickly as possible to end this pain for our family, and to have closure." 

Karla Ramirez with her family (credits : @brownnshugaaa/Twitter)

Ramirez is the daughter of an Ohio based Pastor who runs a childcare center at his home. So far, police have not released the ages of the victims, or said how many children in total were involved. Meridian Police say they are working with other agencies to find Ramirez and bring her back, but did not say whether they believe she had left Idaho or is still in the area.

Investigators believe there may be more leads and urge anyone with any additional information to contact Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790 or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.

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