Sent on 12/15/2017 4:15:45 PM
Internet Crimes Against Children Unit detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding a report of disturbing images being uploaded from a Google account in Pima County. Detectives immediately began their investigation and determined the Google account in question belonged to 60-year-old Billy Cruz, a crossing guard working for the Marana Unified School District. Today, detectives executed a search warrant at Mr. Cruz’s residence in the 4100 block of West Avocado Street. In the course of executing that warrant, detectives uncovered files containing images consistent with sexual exploitation of a minor. Mr. Cruz was subsequently charged with five (5) counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and transported to the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. This investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.