Shallotte man facing more than 20 charges after sharing nude photo of woman through Facebook

Shallotte man facing more than 20 charges after sharing nude photo of woman through Facebook
Juan Roberto Cruz

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Shallotte man is facing near two dozen charges after allegedly sharing a nude photo of a woman.

According to arrest warrants, Juan Roberto Cruz is accused of taking a nude photo of a woman without her consent and forcing her to engage in a sexual act against her will.

He allegedly shared the picture once via a text message and 19 times through Facebook messages, warrants state.

The alleged offenses took place between April 1 and April 3.

Cruz, 42, was arrested Wednesday and charged with:

  • disclosure of private images
  • second-degree forcible sexual offense
  • 20 counts of felony disseminating obscenity

He was booked under a $250,000 secured bond.

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