San Antonio, TX - A 67-year-old Texas man was sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted last month of raping his son’s prom date.
The incident happened In May 2012, after Ismael Cruz’s son and his son’s 19-year-old girlfriend returned home from the prom. Because they had been drinking heavily, the girlfriend decided to spend the night.
The girl told police that she woke up in the middle of the night with her dress partially removed and someone on top of her. When she realized it wasn’t her boyfriend, but rather her boyfriend’s father, she pushed Cruz away and screamed for help.
Cruz’s son ran out and began beating him, and continued to try and get his hands on him even while police were on the scene. Cruz, who has two prior drunk driving convictions, told investigators he’d drank more than 60 beers that night.
Cruz’s attorney had asked state District Judge Ray Olivarri for the minimum penalty of 25-years in prison. Judge Olivarri took the attorney’s suggestion under consideration, then sentenced Cruz to 35 years behind bars.
We reported on another case in 2011 that was kind of similar to this one. It happened in Ohio when 48-year-old Christopher Beller allowed his son to throw a New Year’s Eve party at his home.
After providing the underage party-goers alcohol, Beller got caught raping a highly intoxicated teenager in his bedroom. Beller would end up posting bail, going home and then stab himself to death.Tags: alcohol, Crime, Ismael Cruz, prom, Rape, Texas