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Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes


This news story was published on September 14, 2019.
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AMES – A man who joined two others in invading a rural Iowa home and sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman will get decades in prison, prosecutors say.

Luis Cruz will be sentenced to 62 years in prison after entering guilty pleas this week to Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury and Theft in the Second Degree. Luis Cruz was taken in custody by the Eagle Pass Police Department in Texas in May after a crime he and two others committed in August of 2018. According to authorities, on August 23, 2018 a home invasion resulted in the assault of an 82-year-old female in Kelley, Iowa. One of the assailants knew the victim as “grandma”. The three broke into her home, sprayed her in the face with a chemical, punched her repeatedly, each sexually assaulted her and tied her to a chair before stealing money. After the crime, the three perpetrators apparently scattered; Manuel Balderas was arrested in Des Moines and Jacob Jimenez was caught in Jewell, Iowa. Both are still in the court process in this case.

Manuel Balderas

Jacob Jimenez

Luis Cruz

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5 Responses to Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes

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    September 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

    how about a length of rope or a bullet, why should tax payers fund this persons life. prison aint gonna be enough. we should implement torture for sexual predators. notice how all three are dirt bag latinos?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 17, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Course of he had been a white boy, you would say “Why do they want to frame my son? He is a good boy. I done raised him right.”

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

        no, youre totally wrong. if he was white the likely hood of him growing up in an environment that would fail him so miserably is just insanely low, it could happen and id say set that piece of shit on fire just the same as him being mexican or whatever. the simple fact is statistically brown and black people commit more of these offenses than white people do when compared to their relative populations. thats why being asian is superior. and your monkey self assumed i am white. black and white, you think youre the only two races on the planet. you both suck. black sucks alot more but…. everyone feels that way.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

        white people dont use those stereotypical nig on cnn lines. we know how to speak correctly and articulate far better than black people do. you speak like a slave.

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    September 15, 2019 at 8:09 am

    They should be taken out and hung. Prison is to good for them.