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      Port Isabel softball volunteer arrested in 'sexting' case

      Alfredo Ramirez, Jr.

      A 35-year-old man who volunteered with a Port Isabel softball team is behind bars after he allegedly had inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old girl.

      Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department deputies arrested Alfredo Ramirez, Jr. on Friday.

      Ramirez, who went by the nicknames Freddy or F, is charged with on-line solicitation of a minor and sexual performance of a child.

      Action 4 News has a policy not to identify victims of sexual abuse but court records show the girl knew Ramirez through her family.

      A probable cause affidavit released Monday shows the girl TMs father learned that Ramirez and his daughter had been sending text messages to each other.

      The affidavit shows that some of the messages were sexually explicit.

      Ramirez would also reportedly text the girl to tell her that his wife was not home and had the girl send sexually explicit pictures of herself to him through her cell phone.

      The girl told investigators that she and Ramirez had kissed.

      Court records released on the case Monday show Ramirez works for Metro Electric in Brownsville and is a parent who volunteered with a Port Isabel girls softball team.

      The probable cause affidavit shows that some parents felt Ramirez was too friendly with the girls and reported that he would video tape the game and the girls.

      At this time, investigators do not believe there are any more victims but one parent reported that Ramirez would touch the girls on the back and hands and even flirt with them.

      The parent said Ramirez would make specialized photographs of the girls with designs.

      Ramirez appeared before Cameron County Magistrate Judge Patricia Edelstein on Saturday morning.

      The Port Isabel man remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail under $125,000 dollars in bonds.