Ossian residents charged in sexual abuse,kidnapping case
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:33 PM
Two Ossian residents have been jailed in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of several minors.
Last Thursday, Aug. 1, the Fayette County Sheriff¹s Department started an investigation in Waucoma of several allegations of sexual abuse. Investigators uncovered victims in various jurisdictions.
Working with the Department of Human Services, Winneshiek County Sheriff¹s Department and the Ossian/Calmar Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff¹s Department investigation uncovered a kidnapping that resulted in a sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl in late June 2013, a news release from the department said.
As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for Ramon Marcus Perez, 20, of Ossian, for first-degree kidnapping, a Class A felony. According to Fayette County officials, if convicted, Perez could face life in prison without chance for release.
The investigation also resulted in Holly Ann Yonkovic, 35, of Ossian, being charged with felony child endangerment, a Class D felony. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison, Fayette County officials said.
Perez and Yonkovic were found early Saturday morning hiding out in a motel in Strawberry Point and taken into custody without incident, the news release said. They are now in custody at the Fayette County Jail. Perez is being held on a $500,000 cash bond and Yonkovic is being held on a $20,000 bond.
Four other juvenile sexual abuse juvenile victims have been identified and more charges in each jurisdiction will be filed when the investigation is completed, authorities reported.
Law enforcement officials contacted Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and were informed Perez was in the country under false documents and name. Perez was identified through fingerprints as Rodrigo Sandoval Estrada, 23, of Guatemala.
Fayette County filed additional charges of felony possession of false documents and forgery against him.