Man charged with criminal sexual conduct against minor


A man was arrested last week for multiple criminal sexual conduct charges.

The Guam Police Department responded to a complaint in Tamuning.

Jonathan David Cruz was arrested on the following charges: 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct, 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct, and 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct.

According to the magistrate’s complaint, police met with a female minor, later identified to be 15 years of age, who told GPD that a family and household member of hers, later allegedly identified as Jonathan David Cruz, allegedly laid next to her while sleeping.

The victim told police previously, on May 20th of this year, she woke up to Cruz touching her body inappropriately.

Cruz later allegedly told the victim to do sexual acts on him in what he allegedly calls the “master closet.”

The victim stated that she was fearful and had to comply with Cruz’s request.

According to court documents, the victim told police that she did inform other family members about the incident. When GPD interviewed another family member, the relative confirmed that on a separate incident on May 22 of this year, Cruz allegedly forced the victim to do more sexual acts.

Another family member confirmed with police that Cruz and the victim resided together.

The magistrate’s complaint stated that there is probable cause to charge Jonathan Cruz with the following: 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony; 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct as a 1st-degree felony; and one count of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct as a second-degree felony.


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