April 22, 2010
Contact: Det. Crystal Nosal, 703 228-4331, 571 221-1492
Man Given Four Life Sentences
Suspect sexually assaulted a juvenile in 1993
Benjamin Ramirez-Segovia was sentenced on April 20, 2010, to four consecutive life sentences in connection with his role in the 1993 abduction and sexual assault of a juvenile. The Arlington Police Department’s Special Victims Unit played a prominent role in the investigation and subsequent judgment rendered in this case.
Re-examination of DNA evidence linked the suspect to the attack on a nine year old girl that occurred 17 years ago. Detectives arrested the 43 year old man in March 2008. On December 5, 2008, Benjamin Ramirez-Segovia pled guilty in the Arlington County Circuit Court to numerous charges in connection with a 1993 abduction and sexual assault.
Mr. Ramirez-Segovia pled guilty to one count of Abduction with Intent to Defile, one count of Rape, and two counts of Sodomy. The case culminated with his punishment of four life sentences.
This case illustrates the joint efforts put forth from several law enforcement agencies, ongoing technical advances in case investigation, and the justice system in Arlington County, to close a case successfully. The Arlington County Police Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Customs and Border Protection for their assistance during critical stages in this investigation.
The following link leads to the News Release regarding the case from December 2008.