A San Carlos man was arrested last month on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile after meeting the victim via an online dating platform, and investigators fear there may be more victims, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Jeffrey Ramsden, 57, was booked on felony oral copulation with a juvenile and felony sodomy by use of force after assaulting the victim on two occasions at a private San Carlos residence, the sheriff's office said.
Ramsden set up the meetings with the 17-year-old boy through the gay dating app Grindr, and the first meeting was in late December, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
During that first encounter, the teen told Ramsden he was 18, and during the second meeting a couple of months later, the boy revealed his actual age, Wagstaffe said. Investigators said Ramsden and the teen engaged in a forced or coerced sexual act during that second encounter.
Ramsden was arrested on April 17 after an extensive investigation by sheriff's patrol deputies and detectives, and they believe there are potentially more victims out there that may have been contacted by Ramsden via online dating applications.
Anyone who has had contact with Ramsden or knows someone who has had contact with him should contact Detective Joe Fava at 650-363-4192 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.