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Man charged with assaulting baby, molesting girls

Posted June 27, 2010

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— A 27-year-old Cary man has been accused of assaulting an infant and sexually molesting two girls and a woman on Saturday.

Arrest warrants say that Victor Manuel Cruz-Mendez, of 120 Byrum St. Apt. 8, assaulted a month-old infant in the presence of two girls and a woman.

He grabbed the buttocks of the woman and one girl and took "immoral, improper and indecent liberties" with the other girl, who was less than 16 years old, the warrants say.

At the time, Cruz-Mendez was carrying a large knife with a 6- to 8-inch blade, according to the warrants.

He was charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count each of felony indecent liberties with a minor, assault on a child under age 12 and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $50,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.

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  • Weetie Jun 28, 2010

    $50,000 bond? No problem for him I am sure....

  • shawna Jun 28, 2010

    You folks that make excuses for the illegal immigrants are the ones at fault here. If we had secure borders and the federal law was adhered to, this man would not have been here to do this. But, because of the people who don't think illegal immigration is a problem, we get stories like this all the time. There is another very similar story of a hispanic raping a 10 year old in Cary also. It does matter where they are from because culturally where they are from this is excepted. You folks that make excuses for them are really the ones at fault here.

  • familyfour Jun 28, 2010

    cmcclenny - THANK YOU!

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Jun 28, 2010

    mcclennyc: couldn't have said it better.

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Jun 28, 2010

    rescue: it's not acceptable, but it's human nature. i run from things that look like bees because i dont want to get stung. whether its a wasp or a harmless mud dauber is beyond me, but when i see one, im going to run because i know wasp stings hurt and if i see something that looks like one, im getting the heck out of dodge.

    when i see a white person at food lion, i assume they speak english because most white folks around here do. every once in a while, im wrong when they open their mouths and speak french or what have you.

    everyone makes assumptions, positive and negative, based on their perception and life experiences. i love how people try to make out like they are above human nature.

    maybe those who don't form opinions based on their surroundings just aren't very observant.

    im sure once LEGAL hispanic immigration is en vogue, people's perception of hispanics will be altered. until they stop illegally immigrating here by the thousands, they have to reap what they've sewn.

  • Tiffany2007 Jun 28, 2010

    "jail under a $50,000 secured bond" .... I am confused. This should be much higher. Why not just let him back out for some street justice?

  • mcclennyc Jun 28, 2010

    WHO CARES WHERE HE IS FROM!!! THE POINT IS HE ASSULTED AN INNOCENT BABY, MOLESTED INNCOENT GIRLS AND FONDLED AN WOMAN. IF HE CAN'T USE HIS LIMBS FOR WHAT THEY ARE INTENDED AND USE THEM IN THE PROPER WAY, CUT THEM OFF. THAT MEANS TAKE HIS MANHOOD AS WELL. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR, PARTICULARLY INNOCENT CHILDREN!

  • 1 of the original Americans Jun 28, 2010

    Seriously? So now anyone with a hispanic surname should automatically be assumed to be illegal?rescuefan

    Hey Resue you must not have gotten the golo memo on that... it also includes anyone that "looks" hispanic as well. sad

  • rescuefan Jun 28, 2010

    "Probably not, but then again, we don't have a huge illegal immigration problem with people coming from countries other than those south of here. Seems like a valid question, given the sheer number of illegal hispanics in our country.
    MileageDontPlayDat"

    Seriously? So now anyone with a hispanic surname should automatically be assumed to be illegal?

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap Jun 28, 2010

    "I think they should throw him in general population and tell the other inmates what he did "

    I don't know. The more I read in these comment sections, the more it seems apparent that these days, criminals in prison don't really subscribe to the prisoner vigilante justice system anymore....which is a shame.

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