Brothers Richard and Danny Delgado Cruz were in custody at the Polk County Jail Friday, May 17, when they were charged with another crime – the second one in less than two weeks.
The pair was officially charged with the May 1 crime while already being held without bail following their arrest stemming from a May 6 home-invasion robbery and sexual assault.
It is alleged that while demanding to know where valuables were kept, they ordered the victim to tie up his father and then they tied up the 20-year old, but they were then interrupted by his mother who had been taking a shower. The woman was forced into another room where both men raped her for 35-40 minutes, then used bleach to wash her entire body in an effort to remove any evidence of the crime.
The arrests this month are not the first encounter the Delgado Cruz brothers have had with the criminal justice system. In 2002, Richard was sentenced to four-and-a half-years for home-invasion robbery and nine years in prison for manslaughter. In April, 2008 he was released. Brother Danny was most-recently released from prison in January, 2009, after serving time for grand theft, robbery and battery on a person over the age of 65, and for possession and sale of cocaine.
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