Judge deems man to be a Sexually Violent Predator
May 26, 2022 – Commonwealth v. Luis Cruz: Following a hearing today before Cumberland County President Judge Edward E. Guido, Luis Cruz was deemed to be a Sexually Violent Predator, and sentenced on two counts of Sexual Assault to a term of incarceration in a State Correctional Institution for 4-8 years, followed by a consecutive 4 years of supervised probation.
These charges were filed following a report that Cruz met two separate women on Facebook Marketplace, and agreed to purchase items they’d listed for sale. When they met him to make the exchange, he forced himself on them and sexually assaulted the victims. As a result of these crimes, he will be required to register on Megan’s Law and comply with the requirements of a Sexually Violent Predator for the duration of his life. As a result of being classified a Sexually Violent Predator, there will be public notification to his neighbors when Cruz moves into a neighborhood.
This case was investigated by Detective Denelle Owen of the East Pennsboro Police Department and prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Lauren Perchinski. Perchinski stated after today’s hearing and sentencing, “Our sincere appreciation goes out to Detective Denelle Owen with the East Pennsboro Police Department for her hard work and diligent investigation in this case.”