On July 16, 2021, State Police arrested 31-year-old Michael A. Ramos-Perez of Palmer, Massachusetts, after he forcibly raped a victim on July 15, at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the town of Beekmantown. The victim was walking when she was forced into a van. The victim was then driven a short distance, forcibly raped, and released.
Ramos-Perez was charged with Rape 1st degree, Kidnapping 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, and two counts of Criminal Sexual Act 1st degree. He was arraigned in the Town of Beekmantown Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $65,000 cash bail, or $175,000 bond.
State Police were assisted in this investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County District Attorney’s Office, Plattsburgh City Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration’s Plattsburgh Regional Office, United States Border Patrol, New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), and the North Country Crime Analysis Center (NCCAC).