Friday, December 13, 2013

Puerto Rico: PRPD Lieutenant Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Rape of Girl, 16, Child Porn Possession

According to The Latin American Tribune, a 33-year veteran of the Puerto Rico Police Department, Lt. William Berrios Cruz, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes related to child pornography, the San Juan office of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) reported Wednesday (December 11).

Berrios Cruz was arrested earlier this year when several federal received information on February 24 that Berrios Cruz had raped a 16-year-old girl after having drugging her with an illegal substancedesigned to immobilize her.

Additionally, Berrios Cruz was also found to have videos of the girl on his cell phone. 

COMMENT: Homeland Security Investigation agents mobilized on February 25 at the residence of Berrios Cruz’s in the central town of Barranquitas, where they found images on the cell phone of the cop engaging in sexual behavior with the minor.

The investigation was undertaken by ICE agents, the HSI and a PRPD task force. 

One can only hope that an ongoing interrogation of Berrios Cruz will result in the full extent of  this tarnished officer's misconduct during the course of his 33-year career.