Man is Arrested and Charged With Child Sex Abuse & Illegally in U. S.

Jose Cruz-Guillen – who was arrested not once, but twice, last year by the U.S. Border Patrol – is being extradited back to Alabama to face sex abuse charges – following his recent arrest in Georgia.

He had an open DHR case in 2014 for repeatedly striking his step-son in the face.  The child was just four years old.  In January, 2019 the Gadsden Police Department and DHR opened an investigation, after a young girl told her teacher that her step-father – Cruz-Guillen – had been touching her since she was seven years old.

Cruz was indicted by an Etowah County Grand Jury in September of 2019, on charges of Sex Abuse of a Child Less Than 12, Rape 1st Degree, and Sodomy 1st Degree   Cruz disappeared before going to trial and he was re-arrested by members of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Augusta, Georgia on February 18th.

He now faces the outstanding indictment charges as well as new federal charges of illegally being in the United States.

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