Star-T: Fort Worth couple jailed, accused of coaching children to have sex

A couple that allegedly confessed to the crime two years ago was arrested last week after an apparently mishandled investigation.

FORT WORTH -- A former military couple is in jail, accused of sexually assaulting two children over several years in an effort to teach the kids about sex, according to our content partners at the Star-Telegram.

Both the husband and wife are accused of “watching, coaching and instructing” the children on how to perform and participate in sex acts with the adults, according to arrest warrant affidavits.

Jose Ernesto Ramos, and his wife, Annetta Theresa Ramos, allegedly confessed to some of the allegations in a 2014 interview with a Crimes Against Children detective who was fired last in July by Fort Worth police over his mishandling of investigations.

Despite the confessions, police say Detective Dennis Hutchins never obtained arrest warrants in the case and lied to investigators with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) when they inquired about the status of the case, saying it was under review by prosecutors.

The case was recently reassigned to Detective C.E. Pratt as part of a task force review of Hutchins’ cases. Pratt obtained warrants for the couple and they were arrested last week.

Jose Ramos, 40, was charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual assault of a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child under age 14.

Annetta Ramos, 31, was charged Wednesday with two counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child under age 14.

They were being transferred to the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday, with bail set at $500,000 each.

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