Thursday, March 19, 2015

Illegal Immigrant Sex Offender Gets Up To 40 Years In Prison

The Associated Press is reporting that a man who had been living in Dorchester has convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and was sentenced to 25 to 40 years in prison.

The news wire reports that 35-year-old Raymundo Cruz was sentenced Wednesday. He must serve about 27 ½ years before he is discharged and deported to Mexico.  He's already served nearly two years.

Cruz was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in November.  The girl testified she was outside a fast-food restaurant in July 2013 when Cruz, who she said she knew from her church choir, grabbed her and put her in the backseat of his car.  She says Cruz drove her to a lake near Crete, where she says he forced himself on her.

Cruz's government-paid attorney said Wednesday that it was an isolated incident and requested a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence.

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