LOS ANGELES : Trial Set for Suspect Who Brought Girl From Mexico

Agustin Ramirez Garcia, 30, on Monday was ordered by Superior Court Judge Elva R. Soper to stand trial April 13 on charges of lewd acts upon a child.

The child, his wife's 14-year-old sister, was brought to Los Angeles by Ramirez from Mexico in February, and the case was first reported as a kidnaping.

The girl's brother, Marcelino Benitez, 29, set out to rescue his sister knowing only that Ramirez worked at a restaurant somewhere in Southern California. After searching hundreds of restaurants, Benitez tracked the two down at a barbecue takeout stand east of Inglewood.

The girl has since changed her story and says that she came with her brother-in-law willingly.

Ramirez is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

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