Lake Charles, LA –
In July, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives received a report from the Children’s Safe Harbor Advocacy Center in reference to the abuse of a girl under the age of 16.
During the investigation detectives learned the abuse started in 2021. The victim disclosed a family member Alejandra Ibarra, 31, and an acquaintance of the family member, Gustavo Ramblas, 46, were sexually abusing her while they were living in Calcasieu Parish. It was discovered Ibarra encouraged the victim to be sexually active with Ramblas, telling her he would take care of her and give her money. The victim also disclosed on several occasions Ibarra and Ramblas would give her narcotics before sexually assaulting her. The investigation revealed the sexual abuse along with physical abuse occurred until April 2023, when Ramblas was arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department for an unrelated incident.
After further investigation, On October 31, Judge Michael Canaday issued a warrant in the amount of $2,150,000 (each) for the arrest of Ibarra and Ramblas. They are both charged with 1st degree rape; cruelty to juveniles; and human trafficking for sexual purposes.
On November 21, Ramblas, who was incarcerated at the Pine Prairie ICE processing center since his arrest in April, was transported to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and booked in. Detectives have attempted to locate Ibarra but have been unsuccessful and believe she is evading arrest and may possibly be in the Houston, Texas area. If anyone knows her whereabouts or has additional information related to this case they are asked to call CPSO at (337) 491-3605.
“This is one of those cases that is really disturbing,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “The abuse this child disclosed in her interviews was horrendous, and no individual, especially a child, should have to endure those things; and at the hands of family members. We are lucky here in Calcasieu Parish to have a working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners, as well as non-government agencies, and nonprofits, such as the Alliance to Fight Human Trafficking in SWLA, which CPSO is a part of, to combat crimes such as these.”
CPSO Special Victims Unit Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
UPDATE: On December 2, Ibarra was located by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. She was booked into the Harris County Detention Facility.