No new motions in kidnapping case

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Kidnapping suspect Brian Kevin Cruz appeared in court on Tuesday.

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.

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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.