Man Accused Of Sharing Porn With Foster Son

Julian Ramos Arrested After Pictures Found On Teen's Cell Phone

A Greeley man has been charged with obscenity promotion to a minor, a class 6 felony, after authorities found pornographic pictures on his foster son’s cellphone.

Police arrested 31-year-old Julian Ramos on Jan. 25, after he admitted to sending the pictures.

According to the arrest affidavit, Ramos initially told investigators that he had intended to send the pictures to someone else. He then changed his story and told them that he sent the pictures to his foster son to keep him from having sex with several girls.

In the affidavit, the investigating officer wrote that Ramos believed that if he sent the pictures to his foster son, the boy could use them to masturbate and wouldn’t need to have sex.

Now, some neighbors are questioning whether Ramos is fit to be a foster parent.

“You know, he crossed the line,” said Dona Alexis. “I know them, they’re very good parents. I know the system. It’s difficult to find good foster parents. We need good foster parents, but he crossed the line.”

Neighbor Stacie Morin was even more vocal about the allegations.

“I don’t feel like he deserves the kids anymore if he’s doing that,” Morin told 7NEWS.

Morin added, “If the allegation is true, I would hope that the kids would be removed from his home, and he would have to pay back some money to the county that he got for taking care of the kids when he was sending pornographic pictures.”

The pictures came to light when a staff member at the Weld County Youth Conservation Corps’ TIGHT program noticed that the teenager wasn’t working on his GED, but was instead concentrating on his cell phone.

The staffer confiscated the phone.

According to the affidavit, the teen became very concerned about getting it back.

Staffers found two pictures of a naked female in a provocative pose on the phone.

Police say Ramos told them “He’d probably sent a total of six to seven pictures to the teen over the last few months.”

7NEWS contacted Weld County’s Department of Human Services to ask how foster parents are selected and whether those facing criminal charges can still be foster parents.

An employee forwarded the phone call to the county’s new public information officer.

She sent an email with our questions to the department’s director, Judy Griego.

Griego has yet to reply.

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