Harrisburg man gets up to 70 years for 2nd child rape conviction

Luis A. Cruz (submitted)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A city man has been ordered to serve at least 35 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a girl when she was 8 and 9 years old.

Luis A. Cruz, 56, was sentenced Monday to 35 years to 70 years.

A jury earlier this month found Cruz guilty of eight charges including rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, and unlawful contact with a minor.

Prosecutors said Cruz molested and raped the girl in 2007 and 2008.

He pleaded guilty in 1995 to raping another girl when she was 10 and 11 years old. In that case, he was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison.

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