A 4th Judicial District Probation Officer threatened a woman with jail time and said she wouldn’t be able to see her son if she didn’t have a sexual relationship with him, according to his arrest affidavit.
Former probation officer Guy Cruz, 42, was arrested this week after the woman told police in October that she had a sexual relationship with him because she felt she couldn’t tell him no. According to court records, she told police that he called her constantly, always wanted to know where she was and had sex with her several times beginning in July.
Cruz resigned from the 4th Judicial District Probation Department on Sept. 30, 2011 for unknown reasons. After his resignation, he worked as a boys and girls tennis coach at Central High School in Pueblo. He was placed on administrative leave from that job in April at the recommendation of Colorado Springs police, according to the district. The district said that no members of either tennis team have come forward with allegations against Cruz.
According to his arrest affidavit, in March, Cruz admitted to police to having sex with the woman. He called it an “inappropriate relationship” and said that “he crossed the line and did not know how to get back.”
The woman told police that Cruz became her probation officer in February 2011. She had been charged with drug possession a few years before and was sentenced to community corrections and then placed in intensive supervised probation, with Cruz as her probation officer. As part of her probation, she could not drink alcohol or take drugs and had to take frequent urinalysis tests to prove that she was clean. If she broke her probation, she faced up to 14 years in jail, according to the affidavit.
She told police that Cruz was initially strict but then became more laid back. At one point, she was caught at a bar after her curfew time, but Cruz didn’t report her because she proved that she had not been drinking there, she told police.
She told police they eventually grew closer and would occasionally joke around inappropriately. In July, he showed up in the early morning at her house and asked her to have oral sex with him. He also took her to hotel rooms and called her several times a day. She told police that she became anxious and relapsed back into alcohol and methamphetamine use. She told police that Cruz covered for her and reported to the courts that her urinalysis showed she was clean. He then used that against her by threatening to report her drug and alcohol use to the judge. He also told her that she would not be able to see her son, who lived in Pueblo, if she did not continue the relationship, according to the affidavit.
At one point, the woman hid a video camera in her room to prove that Cruz was having sex with her. In August, she asked a friend for advice, and that friend told her own probation officer, who reported it to authorities. Police investigated the case for a few months before they obtained an arrest warrant for him.[...].