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Three enraged men used a machete and kitchen knives to attack a man who authorities say molested a young girl during an alcohol-fueled party, Montgomery County Police say.

On Sunday, February 11, neighbors called 911 to report a loud domestic disturbance coming from a second-floor apartment. When officers arrived, they spotted Douglas Rodriguez-Ramirez, 29, standing in an apartment complex parking lot. He had a deep, bloody gash on his head.

Rodriguez-Ramirez stated he awoke to find three male acquaintances armed with knives. Those acquaintances are listed in court documents as Jose Rivas, 18, and Carlos Rivas-Menjivar, 41. When officers knocked on the apartment door, a woman explained Rodriguez-Ramirez had inappropriately touched her four-year-old daughter. Rivas allegedly became incensed and armed himself with a machete. Rivas also enlisted the assistance of his father, Rivas-Menjivar, and the unidentified third man, who both had knives.

Investigators explain the trio of vexed vigilantes chased Rodriguez-Ramirez out of the apartment, slashing his head open in the process. Last week, Rivas, 18, and Rivas-Menjivar, 41, were both formally indicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court on a charge of first-degree assault. The count carries a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Police have also charged Rodriguez-Ramirez with two counts of third-degree sex offense, which could result in up to 20 years in prison. According to court paperwork, Rodriguez-Ramirez snuck into the four-year-old victim’s bedroom while she slept, removed her pajama pants and inappropriately touched her.

Source: Police: 3 Maryland men attack child molester with machete, kitchen knives | WJLA

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