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Man denies molesting minor

by Amy Alonzo
aalonzo@recordcourier.com

The subject of the first criminal indictment by Douglas County's Grand Jury denied he molested a minor last year.

Through an interpreter, Juan G. Ramirez-Vargas, 45, appeared on Tuesday in Douglas County District Court facing charges of sexual assault on a child under 14 and lewdness with a child under 14. He is accused of molesting a 7-year-old at an apartment in the Ironwood subdivision in Minden in March 2016.

Ramirez-Vargas paused for several moments before denying the charges.

Attorneys estimated seven days will be needed for his trial, scheduled for Nov. 6.

Ramirez-Vargas, of Happy Valley, Ore., was arrested March 24 in Oregon and extradited to Douglas County on April 28.

His bail is set at $50,000.

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