Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez Guilty of Sex Crimes with Girls Ages 9 and 12: Update
See the update at the bottom of Page 2 on Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez today being convicted of sexually assaulting young female relatives of two separate live-in girlfriends.
ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 4, 7:09 A.M.: Nazario Enrique Cruz-Sanchez is accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old and 12-year-old girls related to two separate live-in girlfriends, one of whom has been convicted of having encouraged the younger girl to look at porn, watch her and her boyfriend have sex and have sex with the Santa Ana man.
The defense claims both girls lied.
Brace yourselves, fair citizens. Here are seven things Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke alleged at Thursday's trial opening (courtesy of the courtroom report by City News Service's Paul Anderson):
* The first alleged incident with the 12-year-old, which happened in 2006, had 42-year-old Cruz-Sanchez making the girl watch as he showed her how "to put a condom on a man;"
* "Do you know what it's like to have a man make you feel good?" he told her another time before allegedly molesting her;
* Cruz-Sanchez allegedly told her not to tell his then-live-in girlfriend about the molestation that continued through 2007 because it could "jeopardize" her pregnancy;
* The 9-year-old girl is related to 30-year-old Estela Garcia, who pleaded guilty July 31 to encouraging the girl to engage in sex acts with her live-in boyfriend Cruz-Sanchez in
* Cruz-Sanchez and Garcia once allegedly exposed the girl to pornography and would have sex in front of her;
* Garcia claims she initially lied to investigators about her involvement in the sex abuse because she feared deportation and losing custody of her children. She later claimed Cruz-Sanchez threatened to leave her and discontinue any financial support if she
didn't have the girl perform sex acts on him. The adult woman was unemployed at the time.
* Cruz-Sanchez allegedly told Garcia that because she was not a virgin when they got together, she needed to have the 9-year-old have sex with him because his religion required it.
Ah, yes, the Church of Latter Day Creeps.
Garcia, who is expected to testify against Cruz-Sanchez, cut a plea deal that included a 20-year prison sentence.
But Cruz-Sanchez's attorney Jeremy Dolnick of the Orange County Alternate Defender's Office claims Garcia tried to withdraw her guilty plea and was blocked by the judge.