Friday Cameron County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Gus Reyna announced additional charges for Juan Enrique De La Cruz. The 57-year-old Harlingen native is accused of sexually assaulting two teenage relatives.
Earlier this week, Cruz was charged with second-degree felony, prohibited sexual conduct. The teenage victim claims she had been abused for more than a decade. Chief Reyna said DNA evidence collected in May confirmed De La Cruz impregnated the alleged teen victim.
As the investigation progressed, a second teenage victim made an outcry to Child Protective Services in June. It wasn’t until September 7th, 2017 Sheriff Investigators obtained a warrant for De La Cruz. According to Chief Reyna, De La Cruz turned himself into authorities.
De La Cruz is currently charged with second-degree indecency with a child by sexual contact and second-degree prohibited sexual conduct. He is held on a $250,000 bond.