October 1, 2014
A high-roller on a gambling run here in Reno has been convicted of a sex crime.
Bienvenido Sabrion Ramos, also known as Ben Ramos, could face up to five years in prison for his actions.
Prosecutors say he was staying at Harrah's in Reno last summer, on a complimentary eight-day visit...when he be-friended a 15-year-old boy.
While Ramos claims he never met the boy, surveillance tape at Harrah's shows the two walking in and out of an elevator. The tape also shows the two leaving the hotel together.
Prosecutors say the 15-year old has a diminished mental capacity, and lived with his family in a weekly-motel-room downtown. The boy testified that Ramos used food to entice him into his room.