Booking Photo 04/29/2021 Florentino Marcelino Ramonsantiago (DOB 01/03/1993) Sentenced
Booking Photo 04/29/2021 Florentino Marcelino Ramonsantiago (DOB 01/03/1993) Sentenced

Florentino Marcelino Ramonsantiago Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Forcible Rape causing Great Bodily Injury

Author: District Attorney
Date: 12/15/2023 11:57:37 AM

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Florentino Marcelino Ramonsantiago (DOB 01/03/93) has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of Forcible Rape causing Great Bodily Injury.

During the nine day trial, jurors heard evidence of Ramonsantiago’s violent assault on the 17 year old victim that occurred on April 29, 2021, at a residence in Nipomo.  The jury found Ramonsantiago guilty of Forcible Rape and found true the special allegation that during the rape, Ramonsantiago personally inflicted Great Bodily Injury.  This Great Bodily Injury allegation was based on the fact that the assault resulted in pregnancy of the victim. 

“The violence and trauma suffered by the young survivor is what one would see in a horror movie,” said Deputy District Attorney Kristin Barnard.  “The sheer courage it took for this young lady to report and later detail this crime to a jury is remarkable.  We are thankful to the jury for their focused attention in this very emotional and raw case and acknowledge the impact it has had on them as individuals.”

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kristin Barnard who is assigned to the District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Prosecution Unit.

Here is the defendant’s booking photo.   Here is a copy of the charging document.

Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.