The Grand Jury today indicted 41-year-old Adrian Peter Cruz, the governor’s former policy advisor, for Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct as a Third Degree Felony, for Promoting Prostitution as a Third Degree Felony, and for Harassment as a petty misdemeanor.

Mr. Cruz will face a jury of his peers to answer to the charges, as the Office of the Attorney General of Guam builds its case in chief to prove his guilt.

Mr. Cruz was arrested by the Guam Police Department June 10. The former Leon Guerrero administration official was released the same day pending further report from GPD that would establish the probable cause needed to prosecute a case. On that day, Mr. Cruz emailed the governor’s office a resignation letter back dated to June 6.

On Monday, Attorney General Douglas Moylan confirmed his office received the report, and had been reviewing it.

The grand jury is the body of jurors who consider evidence in a given case, and decide whether there is probable cause to charge a criminal defendant via indictment. The next step in the criminal justice process will be Mr. Cruz’s appearance before the court, when the charges will be read, the attorneys will make their appearances, and he will plead guilty or not guilty to the charges.

The teenage boy, who made the allegations, wrote a graphic and detailed account of the alleged crimes. The account includes allegations Mr. Cruz intoxicated him, tried to have oral sex with him, and offered him drugs for sex. Both he and his mother said they are fearful of retaliation, considering Mr. Cruz’s strong political connections, but are willing to go to trial to stop his alleged behavior from happening ever again.


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