News Homeless man charged with trying to rape 8-year-old Bronx girl By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox November 3, 2015 12:14 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A 21-year-old homeless man was charged on Tuesday with the attempted rape an 8-year-old girl last month, police said. The girl was walking into her University Heights building in the Bronx at about 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 when she was ambushed from behind. Justin Ramirez allegedly put his arms around her mouth and put his hand down the front of her pants. The girl started screaming and Ramirez ran, police said. Ramirez was charged with several offenses, including multiple counts of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He was awaiting arraignment Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.