Santa Monica: Part-time instructional aide charged in sexual battery of student
An instructional aide working at Santa Monica High School has been charged in connection with the sexual battery of a female student, police said.
The 15-year-old student alleged to police that she was grabbed on the buttocks by instructional aide Kelvin Ramirez, 34, who was assigned to work with special education students at Samohi on a part-time basis, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.
The Santa Monica Police Department began an investigation of the sexual assault allegations against Ramirez Dec. 20, Lewis said.
Police then presented the investigation to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office, which subsequently filed one count of sexual battery, a misdemeanor, against Ramirez, Lewis said.
Ramirez is scheduled to appear at an arraignment hearing at the Superior Court Airport Courthouse Feb. 27.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Leslie Trapnell at (310) 458-2256, Sgt. Renaldi Thruston at (310) 458-8414 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.