Rapist Gets No Prison, Released On Promise He'll Return To Mexico; He Doesn't

Francisco Carranza-Ramirez attacked the victim again just three days after Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps released him.

White Center, WA – A Washington judge released a convicted rapist from jail after he promised that he would return to Mexico, but he failed to follow through and allegedly attacked the wheelchair-bound victim again.

The latest attack occurred just three days after King County Superior Court Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps allowed convicted rapist Francisco Carranza-Ramirez to walk out of jail, KIRO reported.

The terrified victim said that King County prosecutors mishandled her case since the beginning.

"I asked for aggravated factors to be considered, which they told [me] they couldn't do,” she explained. “If the prosecutors had charged him appropriately and the judge had kept him locked up, he wouldn't have even had the chance to do this.”

Prosecutors didn’t even try to recommend a prison sentence, and instead suggested that Carranza-Ramirez serve time on probation for the rape.

His defense attorney told the judge that the 35-year-old convicted rapist just wanted to return to Mexico.

Phelps ultimately released Carranza-Ramirez with credit for nine months of time served on the condition that he provide her with proof that he had left the U.S.

He was also ordered to stay away from the victim for five years.

"I went out of the courtroom, just like, hysterically crying,” the stunned victim told KIRO. "It was really scary to me that the courts found it acceptable to trust a rapist to just get released and say what he says he's going to do.”

The victim, who is partially paralyzed, said she had never met Carranza-Ramirez before he raped her in September of 2018, The Seattle Times reported.

She said he struck up conversations with her on two occasions earlier that month, then followed her and her three-year-old son into her apartment on Sep. 24, KOMO reported.

The woman said she didn’t yell for help because she was concerned for her son’s safety due to her limited physical ability to protect him, according to court records.

He raped her inside her apartment, then disappeared for two days.

On Sep. 26, he showed up again as the woman and her son were outside getting their mail, and followed them back to their apartment.

Carranza-Ramirez proceeded to rape the helpless woman in her bedroom, but allowed her to use the bathroom at one point, according to The Seattle Times.

The victim used that opportunity to call 911, then tucked her cell phone into her wheelchair when she heard the attacker approaching.

According to court documents, the 911 operator heard the woman telling someone to “stop” and promising that she would “be quiet” as he raped her again.

Deputies forced entry into the victim’s apartment, and intervened while Carranza-Ramirez was still sexually assaulting her.

Carranza-Ramirez was supposed to leave Washington four days after his release, according to KIRO.

Two days after he walked out of jail, he allegedly violated the court’s no-contact order by watching the victim from afar.

“He was just at a distance…staring at me,” she said.

The woman called 911, but Carranza-Ramirez fled the area prior to their arrival, The Seattle Times reported.

The next day, the brazen suspect returned and attacked her as she and her son were out walking their dog.

During the assault, he knocked her out of her wheelchair, strangled her, and threatened to kill her, police said.

A passerby intervened, at which point Carranza-Ramirez fled the area yet again.

According to court documents, Carranza-Ramirez told the woman that killing her would “set him free,” KIRO reported.

The attack left her with a concussion and multiple cuts and bruises, according to The Seattle Times.

She also suffered a seizure as a result of the violent assault.

The woman has since been released from the hospital, and immediately moved out of the community for her own safety.

The convicted rapist is now back on the run, and has been charged with additional offenses of intimidating a witness, felony harassment, second-degree assault, and violation of a sexual assault protection order, KIRO reported.

“[The justice system] failed me,” the victim said. "I feel like the police did their job but the rest of the criminal justice system thoroughly let me down.”

Investigators said that they believe Carranza-Ramirez, who is homeless, is hiding somewhere in the White Center area.

"This suspect was just released from prison and is already not following conditions of his release by not only contacting the victim but seriously assaulting her and threatening to kill her," King County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Ryan Abbott told KOMO. "The detectives are extremely concerned for the victim's safety and want to get the suspect arrested as soon as possible. If you see this suspect please call 911 immediately."

It was unclear whether or not Carranza-Ramirez is in the United States legally.

Comments (36)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

BUT HE PROMISED, I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

shooter
shooter

Are you fed up yet, America?

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

but he promised to return to mexico!!! I am completely shocked that this creature would attack his victim again!!! who could have seen this coming???

Bstn
Bstn

Appalling, like Ive said before they are coddling criminals & screwing over victims, this Judge & the prosecutors should all be held responsible for this victims additional injuries & mental anguish caused by the rapist due to their lack of action against him. And I love how the article states "it is unknown if he is in the country illegally" ofcourse he is, why else would the Judge tell him to return to Mexico?

Bstn
Bstn

A Message From Nicole Gaines-Phelps “All King County residents deserve Superior Court Judges with the integrity to put aside personal bias; the intellectual capacity to interpret and apply the law; and enough understanding of human nature to deliver justice with compassion.

With your vote, I will strive every day to be that Judge for you.”

This is her message on her page...Well Judge you apparently were talking to the criminals in this message cuz you showed no compassion to the wheelchair bound rape victim. You ma'am should step down! Pathetic!

CelticTiger
CelticTiger

Absolute BS ...Judge Needs to Be Removed.... How many times does he get to rape and stalk the poor woman before Judge does her darn job...in my opinion she is naive to actually believe he could even in a million years be trusted to do anything but attack the victim a third time...and she had her 3 year old present everytime.. how do you think he is dealing with this "judge" ? Infuriating..the city should be sued for her errors...that woman had to leave everyone she knew to get herself and son on a safe place...if this was a cop it would cost the city millions and would be splashed all over the news and he'd be fired.. but the liberals wont do that to their own even when richly deserved, they are such hypocrites.

JBo
JBo

How many times does this poor disabled woman have to be raped by the SAME man before someone in the judicial system says "Enough"? I realize this is Washington state but at some point Washington's residents have to feel that this might, just might be enough!

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Washington, Oregon and especially California all play by a different set of rules than the rest of the country, so even though this is a disgusting miscarriage of justice, it's not all that surprising. Even though most jurisdictions prohibit lawsuits against the DA's office or the Judicial Bench, this one should be allowed to be filed and proceed. It's that heinous.

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

Was he represented by the Police Union?

Baxter12
Baxter12

Lock up the rapist & judge. Stupid it's just stupid

Elviscat
Elviscat

The law makers in this state are not looking out for the victim. The people running this state are not allowing our law enforcement to do their job . The cops are forced to ignore the people laying around stoned out of their mind or crapping in the street.The officers arrested this scumbag only to have him turned loose. People need to fight back by voting out all of the law makers and people running this state . Vote the judge's out. Get rid of losers that care more about taking care to not offend some criminal rapist and protect his feelings then protecting the citizens and victims. We have the power to change the way our laws effect us . it does no good to Just complain. We must Get rid of the people that are running this state. The system failed this poor woman horribly. It failed our police officers and it fails good people every single day. Vote them out .

RPG156
RPG156

You know what would stop that? If somone would deport him off the planet...

NYXX
NYXX

That judge is no better than the rapist. She should be removed from the bench and prosecuted.

OldVet
OldVet

Two words: Liberal Judge

Stanracer
Stanracer

Just another bleeding heart, police hating, hug-a-thug, female judge "hard" at work not doing her job. Should be tossed off the bench before she does more damage.

Marxest
Marxest

Atrocities like this shouldn't be happening in America. That poor woman. This guy is a true predator! Even worse is that he's not even from here!! Francisco Carranza-Ramirez should feel the full weight of the law on his illegal head! He was caught by Officers in the middle of rape!!! Then the court releases him after he "promises to return to Mexico"? No! Give him a trial, convict him and let him serve his prison sentence in a harsh environment, then when his time is up, have ICE forcibly put him on a bus heading south of the border.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Blame the judge . This segment of people are truly lost souls ,mentally ill and simply cannot function in a civilized society. You would be wrong to think these behaviors are unique and just displayed in just this part of the country , so please look at myriad examples throughout the USA and you will see /read similar. Then look worldwide as well.

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

Here's your sign judge. You are a threat to the citizens of your jurisdiction and should be removed from the bench forever. You should never have the ability to judge other persons and have no regard to victims of crimes. I am hoping that the jurisdiction where you are ensure that neither you or the prosecutors are barred from practicing any type of law. And by the way, it this illegal had been turned over to the USBP and ICE, would this have continued to be a threat to her? NOT. Hopefully the victim will be able to sue the prosecutors or the judge or both.

Jbkerner
Jbkerner

This worthless POS should just be shot on sight!

Texas-Bud
Texas-Bud

Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps You're A Stupid Bitch & You Should Be His Next Victim

You Should Be Fired You Fucking Moron

Dusty Dog
Dusty Dog

A law-breaking illegal alien rapist promises he will return to Mexico and doesn't follow through. Shocked, I say. Shocked.

simmerjet
simmerjet

Didnt get the Pinky swear did they?...See, thats why you ALWAYS get the Pinky swear if you want them to keep their word.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Find this POS and lock him up with her and her family for a Week !! Maybe then she would understand the importance of Doing her F*cking Job

SomebodySeattle
SomebodySeattle

FYI here is the gofundme for the Seattle woman in the wheelchair who was attacked by her rapist. Trying to get it pushed out since her friends created it after the initial stories came out. Thanks!

NYPD_retired
NYPD_retired

Why didn’t they let ICE help him across the border? Isn’t that their job after all? I would have helped him cross over with my 12 gauge and .45. just sayin