Dental worker pleads guilty to molesting 13 patients
SAN DIEGO (FOX) – A former dental assistant pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting 13 girls and women.
Luis Ramos, 36, admitted to molesting victims while they were under anesthesia at the dental office where he worked for three years. He faces 15 years in prison.
The victims ranged in age from 17 to 62.
At the defendant's arraignment, Deputy District Attorney Martin Doyle said detectives sifted through 500 hours of surveillance video from Park Boulevard Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery to see if they could find evidence of females being molested after the case involving the 17-year-old girl was discovered, and a number of calls subsequently came into the San Diego Police Department.
In the initial case, Doyle alleged that Ramos molested the girl — touching her breasts and putting his face in her chest — for about seven minutes while he was alone with the teen at the surgical office on Jan. 21.
Ramos is scheduled to be sentence on August 26.