WALTON COUNTY, Fla.– A Walton County man is facing a potential sentence of life in prison after a jury found him guilty of molesting children, the Office of the State Attorney for the Northern District of Florida said in a statement.
According to the State Attorney’s Office, on June 14, 2022, a jury found Jacob J. Ramirez guilty as charged of two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim less than 12 years of age and one count of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim 12 years or older.
Ramirez faces a potential life sentence in Florida’s Department of Corrections, the State Attorney’s Office said.
Ramirez was convicted following a joint effort from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the Office of the State Attorney. Circuit Judge Kelvin Wells presided over the trial.
Sentencing is set for August 23, according to the State Attorney’s Office
Assistant State Attorney Josh Mitchell prosecuted the case on behalf of Ginger Bowden Madden, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida.