Merced Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Yosemite Sexual Assault
A 52-year-old Merced man received a sentence of seven years and one month in prison in Fresno federal court on Wednesday for a sexual assault while working as a cook in Yosemite National Park.
Ramonchito Racion, 52, was found guilty by a jury after a six-day trial. He was convicted of attempted sexual abuse and one count of abusive sexual contact, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert said in a news release.
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According to evidence presented in court, Racion sexually assaulted his roommate while the roommate was sleeping during the summer of 2019.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael G. Tierney and Justin J. Gilio prosecuted the case.
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