EDINBURG – A jury sentenced an Edinburg man to 80 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault.
A jury was selected on June 6, 2022 and the trial was held from June 7, 2022 to June 10, 2022. The jury reached a verdict on June 10, 2022 and found Andrew Salazar Ramos, 32, guilty of Counts 1 -4 (1st degree felony) Aggravated Sexual Assault, Count 5 (2nd degree felony) Aggravated Assault Causes Serious Bodily Injury, and Count 6 (1st degree felony) Aggravated Kidnapping. He was sentenced to 80 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division.
The case went before the Honorable Judge Bobby Flores of the 139th District Court. The case was prosecuted by Special Crimes Division Chief Hope Palacios and Felony Division Assistant District Attorney AnaLiz De Leon-Vargas; with assistance by Court Advocate Ilda Sifuentes; DA Investigators Linda Greenwood and David White; Edinburg Police Department; Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab; and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance.
“No person should be subject to this type of attack and abuse. I commend Special Crimes Division Chief Hope Palacios and ADA AnaLiz De Leon-Vargas for their hard work in getting this violent offender off our streets,” said Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr.
On October 9, 2017, Ramos offered to provide a waitress a ride home. He physically and sexually assaulted her. He then took her unconscious body to several locations. She was found with the defendant at a local hotel, badly beaten.