On August 1, 2014, Ramiro Palacios, a 43-year-old Mountain View resident, was arrested by MVPD Detectives for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Child. The two female victims, ages 7 and 10, told their parents that a man, later identified as Suspect Palacios, touched them inappropriately. The parents immediately notified the police. Through their investigation, detectives developed information that Suspect Palacios, over the course of several days and while working as a handyman in the complex, made contact with the children separately, lured them to a secluded area and touched them while they were being cared for by another family member. Suspect Palacios was arrested and booked into San Jose Main Jail.
Detectives are seeking the public’s help with identifying additional victims. If you have any information about this case or the identification of additional victims, please contact Det. Jessica Nanez at 650-903-6395. To leave an anonymous tip please call 650-961-5800 or Text to 274637 (please include MVTips in your text). Media inquiries should be directed to Sgt. Saul Jaeger, PIO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-903-6345.