Sex predator sentenced to 25 years in jail for sexually assaulting minor

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Convicted felon David James Cruz was sentenced Monday by Judge Vernon P. Perez to 25 years imprisonment at the Department of Corrections.

A jury found Cruz guilty of two counts of First Criminal Sexual Conduct as a First Degree Felony and two counts of Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a Second Degree Felony in January 2020 for sexually assaulting a minor known to him on multiple occasions.

Prosecuting Attorney Lenny Rapadas said, “The defendant tried to portray the victim as a monster, but the jury found him to be the monster when they convicted him of his crimes. The victim remained brave throughout her testimony and today’s sentence validates her bravery.”

(AG Release)

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