Sex predator Jeffrey Cruz convicted

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Jeffrey Cruz was found guilty of two counts of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct for inappropriate sexual contact with the 8-year-old victim. He was acquitted of the remaining charges.

“The community can rest a little easier knowing that a predator has been identified,” says the Attorney General’s Office Prosecutor Sean Brown in response to a conviction handed down late Tuesday afternoon.

Jeffrey Guerrero Cruz was found guilty on two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for inappropriately touching an 8-year-old victim. While he was acquitted of the remaining charges, the conviction means that he now faces up to 40 years in prison for the crime.

“Justice was obtained for one of the victims, and the defendant will now have to register as a sex offender,” Brown said.

According to the AG, there are multiple victims in the case ranging from 4 years old to 11 years old at the time of the incidents, which occurred between 2015 and 2018.

Sentencing is set for January 9, 2020.

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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.