Shallotte man gets prison time after sexually assaulting woman, repeatedly sharing nude photo of her through Facebook

Shallotte headed to prison after sexual assault, sharing nude photo on Facebook

BRUNSWICK COUNT, NC (WECT) - A Shallotte man is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman and sharing a nude photo of her through social media.

According to prosecutors, Juan Roberto Cruz, 43, entered a guilty plea in court Tuesday to one count of second-degree forcible sex offense and was sentenced to up to ten years in prison. Cruz will also be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years following his release from prison.

Arrest warrants stated that in April 2018, Cruz took a nude photo of a woman without her consent and forced her to engage in a sex act against her will.

He then shared the picture once via a text message and 19 times through Facebook messages.

Cruz was arrested days later and booked in jail on a $250,000 bond.

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