The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on March 4, 2020, a Bay County jury found Adolfo Barahona Ramirez guilty as charged of Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Battery. Evidence produced at trial revealed that the victim, who did cleaning work for the defendant, was grabbed at knife point and sexually battered while she was at the defendant’s residence to do his laundry. The victim was bitten and cut with the knife during the sexual battery. The victim was able to fight the defendant off and run out of the home. DNA and physical evidence recovered from the victim and crime scene supported the victim’s account of the sexual battery.
The defendant will be sentenced on April 14, 2020, by the Honorable Chief Judge Christopher Patterson. The defendant is facing life in prison and registration as a sexual offender. The case was investigated by the Panama City Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Peter Overstreet.