*Hat Tip: Phillip King
An 18-year-old Auburndale monster is facing criminal charges on allegations he raped and molested five girls, as young as 12 years old, over the past two years.
One of the victims told authorities that Justin Cruey had touched her under her clothing while sitting at a picnic table in a Winter Haven park March 24, and threatened her with a knife when she tried to leave. She is 15, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies have arrested the sex terrorist on six felonies, including sexual battery with threat of force, lewd and lascivious conduct and lewd molestation.
The incidents that led to the pedophile’s arrest date to March 2016, according to the news release. A girl who was 13 at the time told authorities that he came through the bedroom window of the home where she was staying and forced her to have oral sex and raped her. She said she left the bedroom, and upon returning, found the white child rapist, who was 16, lying on top of her friend, who was 12. He put his hand up her shirt and sucked on her neck, according to the younger girl’s statement to deputies. Later, a family member found Cruey in the bedroom and told him to leave, but the older girl said she was too embarrassed to talk about what had happened, the news release states.
Last week, a school resource officer notified detectives that a 12-year-old student recently mentioned the sex criminal, who would sit outside the school at the end of the school day.
That girl told detectives the sex criminal had sexually molested her at a Winter Haven park about two weeks earlier, saying he kissed her and put his hand down the front of her pants, according to the news release. She said she told him to stop, but he refused. On March 18, the girl said, he pinned down her hands and feet and raped her, according to the news release.
The pedophile was arrested March 29 after one of the girls told him she feared she might be pregnant, and asked him to bring her an emergency contraception pill, according to the Sheriff’s Office. He agreed to meet her at a park, and she notified detectives about the meeting. They arrested him before he went to the park.
Following the rapist’s arrest, a fifth girl came forward with allegations that he attacked her while she was spending the night at a friend’s house in March. The 13-year-old girl showed the detectives photos she had on her phone of the pedophile engaging in sexual acts, which led to another felony arrest for lewd and lascivious conduct on a child younger than 16.
Sheriff Grady Judd said detectives are seeking other victims who might have been molested by Cruey.
“As far as we know, Cruey has been sexually battering young girls since he was 16 years old,” he said. “We need to find out if there are more victims. If you know your daughter has been in contact with Cruey either from school or a personal interaction, please call us. We need to make sure Cruey is held accountable for his actions.”
In addition to the sexual abuse charges, the monster, who was on juvenile probation for lewd and lascivious behavior and battery, also faces allegations of violating his probation.
He’s being held in the Polk County Jail on $95,000 bail for the sexual battery charges and no bail for the violation of probation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.