Dorchester Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen


DORCHESTER, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a 32-year-old man living in southeast Nebraska on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl he met while singing in a local church choir.

Raymundo M. Cruz -- also known as Luis Lopez-Muniz and Raymundo Perez -- remains in the Lancaster County Jail on $300,000 bond.

The girl told police she met Cruz about a year ago and the two became friends. She says on July 17, he asked to meet her to discuss a mutual friend. The girl says Cruz drove her to a lake near Crete, where he raped her in the backseat of his SUV.

If convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child, Cruz faces up to life in prison.

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