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Surveillance footage surfaces of former MMA fighter Rodolfo Ramirez carrying sexual assault victim

September 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Surveillance footage surfaces of former MMA fighter Rodolfo Ramirez carrying sexual assault victim

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Surveillance footage recording an Arizona parking garage revealed former MMA fighter Rodolfo Ramirez throwing an unconscious woman over his shoulder before he proceeded to assault her sexually.

The 28-year-old Rodolfo Ramirez was taken into custody on Wednesday on three counts of sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping, and one count of sexual abuse for the attack on the intoxicated victim.

Scottsdale police announced that the victim was out with a friend drinking at a bar called the Bottled Blonde before the incident occurred.

The victim’s friend left her alone near the bar at the end of the night while she went to get her car — but when the friend came back, the victim was gone.

When the victim didn’t answer her phone, she left thinking that her friend had taken a taxi home.

The woman told investigators that the last thing she remembered was drinking at the bar and that she blacked out multiple times during the sexual assault, some of which was captured on video.

Rodolfo Ramirez, 28, found the victim passed out in a parking lot in Scottsdale, Ariz. (SCOTTSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Rodolfo Ramirez, 28, found the victim passed out in a parking lot in Scottsdale, Ariz. (SCOTTSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Law enforcement officials found her earring and her cell phone at the scene of the crime inside of the parking garage.

According to ABC 15, court documents indicate that the suspect then assaulted her twice more at his house. The morning after, he dropped off the victim near her friend’s dorm.

When Ramirez was initially questioned by police, he denied knowing the victim and then said that victim wasn’t “pretty enough” and “not his type.”

The cauliflower-Ramirez faces sex assault, sex abuse and kidnapping charges. (SCOTTSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

The cauliflower-Ramirez faces sex assault, sex abuse, and kidnapping charges. (SCOTTSDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT)

The former MMA fighter later confessed to having “consensual sex” with her multiple times but then eventually admitted that the woman was too drunk to provide consent.

Ramirez was recognized through the surveillance footage and after the victim’s friend recognized him as a bearded man whom she saw embracing the victim at the bar.

The suspect was denied bond and is scheduled to appear in court on September 29th.

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