Police are searching for a Caldwell woman who has gone missing from jail after being arrested on child sex abuse charges.
Carla Ramirez, 21, was arrested in January 2021 on five counts of felony indecency and six counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child.
According to investigators, Ramirez sexually touched the children left in her care and took explicit photos of them at Meridian’s home. Following an investigation by Meridian police, the suspect was arrested and held at the Ada County Jail, but released on a $750,000 bond.
The criminal case was repeatedly pushed back, but ultimately Ramirez was due to appear in court on January 3, 2022, to change his guilty plea. She never showed up. According to the Ada County Attorney’s Office, Ramirez disabled her ankle monitors before fleeing.
The mother of an alleged victim, whose name KTVB did not disclose to protect her child’s identity, said the suspect had been working for her family as a nanny.
“She stole a lot from us,” the mother said. “She stole a lot from us. Our peace, our due condolences.”
Police did not release the age of the victims or how many children were involved. Meridian police said they were working with other agencies to find Ramirez and bring her back, but did not say whether they believed she had left Idaho or was still in the area.
Meanwhile, the mother, who was interviewed by KTVB, has taken matters into her own hands, setting up a “Catch Karla Ramirez” Facebook page to spread the word about the case and offering a $10,000 reward for anyone leading to her arrest. information. The woman said she was frustrated and heartbroken by the delay.
“We’ve been waiting a year for justice and COVID has delayed these court dates,” she said. “We want to see justice as soon as possible to end this pain for our families and end this pain.”