By Ben Spicer - Web Editor , Pilar Arias - Reporter
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Bexar County Sheriff's Office has arrested a youth league coach accused of sexually assaulting a child.
Jeffrey Ramos, 48, was arrested by deputies Saturday and is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. KSAT-12 has learned the alleged victim is a 12-year-old girl.
BCSO spokesman James Keith said investigators were called to the victim's school, Luna Middle School, on May 31 after being contacted by Child Protective Services. The victim told investigators Ramos sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions from summer through December of 2015.
“This young lady decided to make this outcry because she was concerned that he was going to get to other children,” Keith said. “He admitted to possibly exposing himself. That alone is enough right there to make sure he’s taken off the streets and that he’s put into custody.”
Keith is reminding parents that just because they send their child to a reputable organization for extracurricular activities does not guarantee safety.
“Do your homework. Make sure you know who your children are with. Make sure that you have a conversation with your children so that they know if somebody does something to them they’re not supposed to, they need to let you know,” Keith said.
At the time of the alleged assault, Ramos was a Catholic Youth Organization coach at St. Anthony Mary Claret, according to the church’s CYO website.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio said in a statement Monday afternoon that Ramos was an unpaid volunteer who passed a criminal background check in Oct. 2014, and did take a sexual misconduct training class.
The Archdiocese of San Antonio remains strongly committed to restoring trust and healing the wounds of anyone who may have been hurt by sexual abuse. The Archdiocese will continue to work toward making every Catholic parish, school and institution a safe harbor for all. Nothing will deter the Archdiocese from this vital effort toward a better future for everyone in need.
The Church also said there will be an announcement in St. Anthony Mary Claret Church bulletin this weekend.
Anyone else victimized or knows of a victim is asked to call the Bexar County Sheriff's Office tip line at (210) 335-TIPS.
By KIRI BLAKELEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
A long-practicing Alabama doctor faces multiple charges related to child pornography and sexual abuse.
Dr. Ruepert Don Bryan, 80, of Calera, a successful ear, nose and throat physician in Alabaster, was charged on Friday with three counts of pornography with minors and one count of sexual abuse first degree after being identified in a grainy video, according to AL.com.
The victims are juveniles but authorities wouldn't say how many there were or give their ages.
An investigation was sparked when a member of the community came forward with 'an abandoned videotape' that showed a person who was later identified as the doctor. In screengrabs from the video, Bryan appears to be shirtless.
Photos from a video (above) were released to the public in hopes of identifying the man in them - a TV viewer called in the identification and Bryan was arrested a few hours later
Police would not reveal what happened in the video, but Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego said that Bryan was likely a pedophile and had been abusing juveniles for years.
The person who turned in the video was not related to Bryan, and the warrant says the abuse took place in the summer of 2003, reports ABC 3340. One of the victims was 'physically helpless or mentally incapacitated,' says the outlet.
Police said the investigation was just beginning.
Dr. Bryan has an office on the second floor of the Shelby Baptist Medical Center - bags of evidence were removed, but police said so far there was no indication that abuse occurred there
'Who knows how many victims there are over the lifespan of [the] individual who is 80 years old,' said Samaniego. 'We have multiple victims already that we have talked to. The commission of these crimes is usually a lifelong behavior until they are caught and incarcerated. In the research I've done in my career, they don't change their behavior.'
'In my 40 year career, I’ve seen a lot of crime, Samaniego said. 'This one shocked my conscious.'
Samaniego said there was so far no evidence that any crime was committed inside of the doctor's office, however bags of evidence were removed from his office at 1022 Tower of Shelby Baptist Medical Center, reports ABC 3340.
Bryan had reportedly never been disciplined by Alabama Board of Medical Examiners & Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama, nor had anyone ever complained about his behavior.
He remains in Shelby County jail on $500,000 bond.
Cherokee County Jail
A Leesburg, Alabama man faces charges related to a child sexual abuse case.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said James Howard Hancock, 23, was arrested Thursday following an investigation that began during the Memorial Day weekend.
Hancock has been charged with abuse of a child under the age of 12 years, Shaver said.
He is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on $40,000 bond. The case is under investigation by the Cherokee Major Crimes Unit.