A 2015 trial date has been set for a former Comstock High School teacher and coach indicted in 2013 on charges stemming from accusations that he had sex with a 16-year-old female student.
Documents on file in the 63rd/83rd District Clerk’s office here show that a trial date of Aug. 3, 2015 has been set in the case of Ruben Rene Ramon, 38, 811 W. Fourth St.
Ramon was indicted by a Val Verde County grand jury in September 2013 on 10 counts of sexual assault, a second-degree felony, and six counts of improper relationship between educator and student, also a second-degree felony, according to documents filed with the district clerk.
The 10 counts of sexual assault alleged in the indictment accuse Ramon of having sexual intercourse with the 16-year-old student, who was given a pseudonym in the document, on several different occasions between Dec. 28, 2010, through Feb. 21, 2012.
The six counts of improper relationship between educator and student alleged in the indictment accuse Ramon of “intentionally and knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse with (the 16-year-old teenager), who was enrolled in said school at which Ramon worked” between Jan. 16, 2011, and Feb. 21, 2012.
Ramon, a Del Rio native, was placed on administrative leave from his job as an educator for the Comstock Independent School District in early March 2012. At the time the accusations were made to a deputy with the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office, Ramon was employed by the Comstock ISD as a teacher and coach.
At the time he was placed on administrative leave, he also served as the district’s athletic director.
Comstock is a small community located on U.S. Highway 90 about 30 miles west of Del Rio.
Ramon was identified as the target of a sheriff’s office investigation in an affidavit filed when sheriff’s office investigators in late April 2012 requested a search warrant for Ramon’s former residence in Comstock, as well as for the residences of Ramon’s parents and grandmother in Del Rio.
In that affidavit, investigators wrote that the 16-year-old former student of Ramon’s claimed that she had sex with Ramon “on multiple occasions. . . . in multiple locations.”
The girl claimed that she had sex with Ramon in his former residence in Comstock, which he vacated shortly after the investigation was initiated in early 2012, and in the Del Rio homes of his parents and grandmother.
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