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Former Omaha Public Schools security guard pleads no contest to first-degree sexual assault of a minor

KETV Omaha 2/7/2023 KETV Staff Report
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A former Omaha Public Schools security guard pled no contest to sexual assault of a minor on Tuesday.

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Carlos Ornelas-Ramirez entered the plea for first-degree sexual assault of a minor in Sarpy County court on Tuesday. As part of the agreement, a third-degree sexual assault of a child charge was dropped.

The 24-year-old was arrested by Bellevue police in December 2021.

In 2021, police said they learned that the victim and Ramirez, a former Pawnee Elementary security guard, entered a portable classroom.

Detectives said they believe the suspect then sexually assaulted the victim inside the portable classroom.

Bellevue police said Omaha Public Schools reported the alleged incident and cooperated with the Bellevue Police Department throughout the investigation.

Pawnee Elementary principal Beth Holland said in a statement in Dec. 2021, "Carlos Ornelas-Ramirez is no longer an employee of our district and had been placed on leave immediately after our district learned of the allegations. He was employed between Oct. 6 and Dec. 16, 2021."

Ramirez is scheduled to be sentenced on May 16.

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