Man arrested for sexual assault told police the minor seduced him


Guam – When it comes to sexual assault the island’s most vulnerable are our children. Some parents are left with the decision to leave their children in the care of others – others who don’t always have good intentions. But that’s when teaching children the difference between “good touch, bad touch and teaching the that its okay to speak up becomes the key to protecting them.

In this case a seven year old girl, cried to her mother revealing that DAVID Benjamin Gogue Cruz had touched her inappropriately on several occasions. Court documents state that Cruz admitted to removing the child’s undergarments and inappropriately touched her multiple times. His justification, the seven year old child had seduced him. The complaint states that the most recent incident occurred during Christmas, during which time the victim told her mother that her private area was in pain.

The little girl is apparently not Cruz’s first victim, the complaint indicates that he is also being investigated for molesting another female minor.

He has been charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct and second degree criminal sexual conduct with the special allegation of vulnerable victim enhancement.

He was booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.