Pinellas Man Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
Pinellas detectives have charged a St. Petersburg man, who was the manager at Kohr Family Frozen Custard with two counts of lewd & lascivious molestation and two counts of simple battery, after he had inappropriate sexual contact with four female employees.
According to detectives, one of the victims reported to deputies she was the victim of inappropriate sexual contact on July 28, 2018. The victim later told detectives, 62-year-old Leonardo Arellano Ramos who was her manager at Kohr Family Frozen Custard located at 12831 Village Boulevard in Madeira Beach, had grabbed her buttocks and breasts on the outside of her clothing on multiple occasions.
Detectives interviewed three other 14, 15, and 17 year old female employees who reported similar repeated criminal acts committed by Ramos between April 7, 2018 and July 20, 2018. These acts included Ramos reportedly grabbing the victims’ buttocks, placing his hands under the victims’ shirt, and on the victims’ bra and breast.
Detectives say one of the complaints included Ramos kissing the victim’s neck and sucking the victim’s ear while not allowing the victim to go free.
On November 19, 2018, detectives interviewed Ramos at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo, where Ramos admitted to “patting the victims’ buttocks.”
Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to confirm the allegations. Ramos was charged with two counts of lewd & lascivious molestation and two counts of simple battery. The four female victims’ ages ranged from 14 to 17 years old at the time of the criminal acts.
Ramos was transported to Pinellas County Jail without incident.
The investigation continues.