A 44-year-old man is facing multiple felony charges in Blount County after authorities say he repeatedly had sexual relations with a young girl and paid the girl’s mother to bring him to her.
Rama Raji Erramraju, who also goes by the name Sonny, was arrested Jan. 11, according to Blount County court records made public Tuesday. He remains jailed without bond at the Blount County Correctional Facility.
According to affidavits in the case and warrants against Erramraju, he engaged in sexual contact on multiple occasions between June 2015 and August 2016. The victim in the case is girl under the age of 12, and the reported crimes happened in room 106 at the Covered Bridge Inn in Oneonta where Erramraju lived.
The victim, records show, was brought to Erramraju by the girl’s mother and Erramraju paid her for doing so. Additional details weren’t available.
Erramraju is charged with human trafficking, enticing a child for immoral purposes, sex abuse of a child under the age of 12 and facilitating the travel of a child for an unlawful sex act. All four of the charges are felonies.
“I commend the work of Blount County Sheriff’s Investigator Sue Ashworth in her investigation, and the Oneonta Police Department in their assistance in apprehending the subject,” said Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be filed.