Nov 6, 2013 3:59 PM
Cruz is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller on January 22, 2014. He faces a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and an additional $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a federal and state funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution was part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing Project Safe Childhood initiative, the purpose of which is to increase federal prosecution of sexual predators of children and to reduce internet crimes against them.