Niles man's girlfriend also charged in child pornography case

An Austintown woman is charged after police found sexually explicit images of her with her children and a dog

Staff report


An Austintown woman is charged after police and the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation found sexually explicit images of her with her children and a dog.

The images were found after her boyfriend was arrested last month in Niles in a child pornography case.

Connie Ramirez, 43, of Meridian Road was arrested on Aug. 21 and arraigned in Austintown court on charges of rape, gross sexual imposition, pandering obscenity with a minor and possession of criminal tools.

BCI found images and videos on a cell phone of Ramirez with her 9-year-old and 8-year-old daughters and a dog after searching her boyfriend William Brock’s Niles home in July. Brock was arrested on July 19 and faces multiple charges for child pornography, including pandering obscenity involving a minor, in Trumbull County.

Neighbors of Brock said he liked to dress up as Santa Claus. Brock is being detained in the Trumbull County jail

Ramirez confessed to police that she was the woman in the pictures and videos. During the interview with police, Ramirez admitted to rubbing ointment on her child for sexual stimulation, according to an investigative report. She also admitted to sending the explicit content to her boyfriend. Several items were seized from her home and are being reviewed for additional evidence.

Ramirez is being detained on $500,000 bond at the Mahoning County jail.

Austintown police, Niles police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigations.

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