Former Tulare County Sheriff's sergeant found guilty of domestic violence, witness intimidation

Richard Ramirez faces up to 6 years, 4 months in state prison.
TULARE COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- A former Tulare County Sheriff's sergeant who was on trial for raping a woman in 2010 has been found guilty of domestic violence and witness intimidation against three victims.

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A jury on Friday convicted Richard Ramirez on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts, including battery, stalking, and dissuading a witness.

The Tulare County DA's office says Ramirez faces up to 6 years, 4 months in state prison.

Action News, in previous stories, had found documents that said that Ramirez, during a confrontation with a woman he was in a relationship with, struck her "three times in the stomach and chest, causing her to lose her breath."

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Ramirez, seen in sheriff's office Facebook photos, received a medal of valor from the department in 2015.

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