63-year-old Charged with Molesting Two Minors

Police have accused 63-year-old Claudio Castro Cruz with repeatedly molesting two female minors over a period of some years, the V.I. Police Department reported Thursday.

The VIPD news release did not indicated when or where Cruz was arrested or where he resides.

According to police, on June 16 a minor female reported that Cruz had been molesting and sexually assaulting her since 2013. The abuse took placeocer a period of about two years, she told police.

At a later date, another minor female came forward and said that Cruz had molested her as well from the age of five. This also continued for over approximately two years, police said.

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Cruz was charged with first-degree aggravated rape/domestic violence on warrant issued by a magistrate of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.


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