Crime

Woman who gave 'rape talk' and threatened Paso Robles girls is sentenced

Eliana Ramirez, 28, of Greenfield was arrested Monday, April 16, 2012, on suspicion of infliction of injury on a child, willful harm to a child, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and terrorist threats. Original story »
Eliana Ramirez, 28, of Greenfield was arrested Monday, April 16, 2012, on suspicion of infliction of injury on a child, willful harm to a child, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment and terrorist threats. Original story »

A woman who threatened two Paso Robles girls with a piece of a broken lamp while talking about rape was sentenced Tuesday to a year in County Jail plus three years of felony probation.

Eliana Ramirez, 28, of Greenfield pleaded no contest to assault with a deadly weapon and felony false imprisonment for a crime that occurred last April.

After a day of drinking, Ramirez was at a social gathering in Paso Robles when she threatened the two girls, ages 10 and 11, in a bedroom. Ramirez, who did not know the girls, spoke about rape and human sacrifice, according to evidence presented during her preliminary hearing, and asked one of the girls to take off her pants.

After Ramirez broke the lamp, adults who were downstairs ran up to see what had happened. In the bedroom, they found pieces of the broken lamp on the floor.

The parents of the two girls reported the incident to police, and Ramirez was originally charged with six offenses, including committing a lewd act and annoying a child.

Ramirez, a mother of four children, said she was trying to educate the girls about the behavior of boys and gangs.

During her sentencing, the mothers of both victims and two grandmothers of one victim read statements to the court.

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