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Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
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SJPD Arrested a Youth Pastor for Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor
Filed under Press Release, on 1/22/2018 4:49:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME:  Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor  CASE NUMBER: 17-357-0473
LOCATION:  San Jose, CA
 
VICTIM:  Withheld AGE: 13 Years
ADDRESS:  Withheld



SUSPECT:  Luis CruzCruz AGE: 24 Years
ADDRESS:  Fremont Resident
 
 
 

 
Suspect: Luis CruzCruz
 
 
 
San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force arrested suspect Luis CruzCruz for Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor (felony) - Penal Code 288.2(a)(2).

The investigation revealed that between November 2017 and December 2017, CruzCruz sent multiple sexually explicit images via social media to a 13 year old female he met at Iglesia Adventista del Septimo O Dia San Jose, located at 281 North 33rd Street in San Jose.  CruzCruz is a Youth Pastor at the church where the victim and her family attend.  

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the suspect was arrested in the City of Fremont without incident by the San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force. Suspect CruzCruz was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for two counts of Sending Harmful Matter to a minor - Penal Code 288.2(a)(2).   

Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears or Detective Michael O'Grady of the San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force at (408) 537-1397.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
  
  
BY: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265
DATE: 01/22/2018  TIME: 4:30 PM DATE: 01/22/2018  TIME: 4:30 PM


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