With trial anticipated to begin in two months, kidnapping suspect Brian Kevin Cruz appeared in court on Tuesday.
Cruz sat quietly in court as legal counsels conferred with Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez.
No new motions have been filed in the case as all parties gear up for trial. While it is not known what transpired at the bench, Judge Perez did say: “we are keeping this trial date of October 30th at this time. ”
The judge added: “At the same time, Cruz has been held pending trial and will continue to be held based on the assessment that he is a danger to the community.”
Cruz is accused of kidnapping a woman known to him and raping her before releasing her.
The next hearing is set for Sept. 26 at 9 a.m.