Des Plaines man gets 50 years for molesting 11 children - – Rockford’s News Leader

Des Plaines man gets 50 years for molesting 11 children


A 34-year-old Des Plaines man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for molesting 11 children over a period of five years.

Bobby Cruz was sentenced Monday in federal court in Chicago. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow called the allegations against Cruz "the most disturbing I've ever come across."

Cruz, a truck driver, was arrested in 2011 after an undercover child pornography investigation. Prosecutors claim he molested 11 children of friends, relatives, and co-workers. The molestations occurred while Cruz was babysitting or taking the children to pumpkin patches or theme parks.

Cruz sobbed and apologized during the sentencing.

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