Guilty of Crimes Against a Child

Gustavo Alberto Cruz, 27, of North Port, was found guilty as charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Cruz was found guilty following a two-day trial in Lee County.

In 2021, the defendant was arrested in Sarasota, following an investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement was contacted after two child victims told a family member about being touched inappropriately by Cruz, while at a home in Lee County.

Assistant State Attorney Michael Curley, of the Special Victims Unit, prosecuted the case.


Samantha Syoen – Communications Director, State Attorney’s Office