Big Lake man found incompetent to face child solicitation charges
ST. CLOUD – A Big Lake man accused of attempting to solicit a child to engage in sexual acts has been found incompetent to face the charges against him.
Twenty-seven years Joshua Ramacher is charged with three crimes related to the use of electronic communications in the crimes.
According to the criminal complaint filed in Stearns County, an undercover agent from the Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force was working undercover July 8 in an online chat room and posing as a 15-year-old girl from St. Cloud.
Records show Ramacher made contact and said he was a 27-year-old man from Big Lake named Josh. He also reportedly asked, who he thought was the 15-year-old girl, if she liked older guys.
Additional conversations between Ramacher and the undercover agent referred to the condoms, the lubrication, and the fact that Ramacher knew she was 15 and was “cool” with it. Ramacher reportedly said at one point that he was “down for anything and everything and there were no limits for him”.
After agreeing to meet at an address in St. Cloud, Ramacher reportedly sent the undercover agent obscene photos of himself.
On Friday July 9, Ramacher was arrested at the agreed location.
In September, a judge ordered a mental fitness test for Ramacher. The results of this review were distributed on November 4. A judge ruled on Monday that Ramacher was mentally unfit to assist in his defense.
The ruling means all charges are pending. If Ramacher can be restored to jurisdiction, the criminal case against him can continue.
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