30 Years in Prison for Crimes Against a Child

Cristian Cruz Lopez was adjudicated guilty and sentenced, to 30 years in prison, for Attempted Capital Sexual Battery. He was also sentenced to 15 years in prison for two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Battery and one count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (Victim Over 12).

He was also sentenced to 30 years in prison for a second count of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (Victim Under 12) and sentenced to lifetime sex offender probation on that charge. He was also designated a sexual predator. The sentences are to run concurrently.

He pled guilty this morning, as jury selection was about to begin for trial in Collier County.

The defendant was arrested by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in September 2021 following an investigation that began when the victim told a youth relations deputy at their school, about the crimes.

Assistant State Attorney Jennifer Brown and Assistant State Attorney Lawrence Raab prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office