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Rape suspect accused of threatening to have victim deported goes on trial

June 29, 2011 | 11:24 am

Jaime The trial for a Costa Mesa man accused of raping two females, including a 17-year-old, is set to start Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Jaime Zamora Ramirez, 42, raped the girl at his home in July 2009 after luring her there to pick up paperwork for the Fountain Valley dry cleaning business they both worked at, according to press releases from the D.A.'s office. He also allegedly threatened to report her undocumented immigration status if she reported the sexual assault. He also is accused of raping a friend in October 2008 in her apartment, according to the Daily Pilot.

Ramirez is charged with two felony counts of forcible rape, with a sentence enhancement for a prior conviction for vehicular manslaughter, according to a news release from the D.A.'s office.

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Photo: Jaime Zamora Ramirez. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

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