December 7, 2023 - Fresno County Sheriff’s Office officials report that detectives with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Sex Crimes Unit have arrested 46-year-old Francisco Ramos of San Joaquin. He has been booked into the Fresno County Jail on a charge of forceful rape. He is not eligible for bail.
Detectives have also arrested 48-year-old Teresa Tatarakis of Kerman. She was booked into jail on a felony charge of being an accessory to a crime. Her bail was set at $5,000. She has since posted bond and been released from custody.
The Sheriff’s Office recently took a report regarding a 15-year-old girl who was raped by a man who is known to her family. Detectives began an investigation and identified Francisco Ramos as the suspect. On Tuesday, our detectives coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to search for Ramos at a motel in the Coalinga area. There, U.S Marshals agents found him along with Teresa Tatarakis. She knew Ramos was wanted by law enforcement, yet she willingly protected him from being located. Both were arrested.
Anyone with additional information about Francisco Ramos or Teresa Tatarakis is asked to please contact Detective Markus Silva at (559) 600-8225 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Reference case # 23-13827.
Source & photos: Fresno County Sheriff’s Office