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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Friday, October 18, 2019

Bond Set at $300,000 for Bartender Charged With Criminal Sexual Assault

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick announced today that bond has been set for a bartender accused of sexually assaulting a female customer. Timothy Ramirez, 43 (d.o.b. 9/20/1976) of 29W275 Blair Street, West Chicago appeared at a Bond Hearing this morning where Judge Jeffrey MacKay set bond at $300,000 with 10% to apply in accordance with a previously issued arrest warrant. Ramirez has been charged with one count of Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 1 Felony.

It is alleged that on February 25, 2019, at approximately 2 a.m., Ramirez placed the victim, who was allegedly highly intoxicated, into the backseat of his car and left Caliendo’s Restaurant and Bar in Winfield, where he works as a bartender. It is alleged that Ramirez then brought the victim to his home and placed her on his bed. It is further alleged that when the victim awoke several hours later, Ramirez was sexually assaulting her. An investigation into the matter led by the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office led to Ramirez. On October 16, a $300,000 arrest warrant was issued for Ramirez. He was taken into custody last night while at work by DuPage County Sheriff’s Deputies without incident.

“It is alleged that Mr. Ramirez took advantage of his victim’s condition to satisfy his sexual desires,” Berlin said. “These allegations are extremely disturbing and, if proven true, Mr. Ramirez will find himself behind bars, unable to take advantage of vulnerable women, for a significant amount of time. I would like to thank the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office for their work on this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget Carlson for her work in securing today’s charges against Mr. Ramirez.”

“An atrocity such as this sickens me and if you commit violent crimes in DuPage County, you will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Mendrick said. “I only hope that this arrest helps the victim find closure and justice.”

Ramirez’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 14, 2019 for arraignment in front of Judge MacKay. 

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.