ANDERSON — A man is being held on $250,000 full cash bond for allegedly attacking the mother of his two children and trying to force her to have sex with him.

Prosecutors charged Victor M. Martinez-Ramos, 30, with criminal deviate conduct, a Class B felony; and domestic battery and criminal confinement, both Class D felonies, in connection with the alleged attack Monday. The most serious crime is punishable by six to 20 years in prison.

According to a police report filed with the charges:

Police were called to the woman’s Cedar Street home shortly after 7:30 p.m. on a report of domestic battery and possible attempted rape. The woman told police she had lived with Martinez-Ramos for four years, but they hadn’t been together for the last 10 months due to his abusive behavior. They have a 6-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son.

The woman told police Martinez-Ramos came to the home and wanted her to go to the store with him. When she refused, he became angry and threw her onto a bed and demanded sex.

They began struggling on the bed while the 3-year-old was in the room. Martinez-Ramos was able to pull off some of the woman’s clothes then performed oral sex on her against her will, she told police. When the fight began, the 6-year-old ran to a relative’s home to call police.

The woman was eventually able to kick Martinez-Ramos away and lock herself in a bathroom until officers arrived at the home. The woman suffered multiple bruises to her arms and legs.

The Herald Bulletin does not generally identify possible sex-crime victims.

Madison County Magistrate Stephen Clase used an interpreter to arraign Martinez-Ramos on the charges Wednesday. Clase said he set the higher than normal bond amount due to the severity of the charges and because Martinez-Ramos, a Mexican national, is in the country illegally and “definitely a candidate to run.”

Martinez-Ramos gave investigating officers a Mexican consulate ID card with a Muncie address, but claimed to live in Indianapolis, according to the affidavit.

Even if Martinez-Ramos is somehow able to make bond, a hold has been placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, meaning he cannot be released.

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