Accused child molester Jeffrey Cruz called to the stand
Accused of sexually molesting four minors known to him, defendant Jeffrey Cruz gave testimony during his trial this morning.
Defense counsel Rocky Kingree called Cruz to the witness stand. Cruz alleged that other family members were high on ice and often times; the minors would come over to his house because they were hungry and wanted to watch TV, then would sleep over...because the kids oftentimes slept in the parent's car.
Cruz said he never touched the minors and they never touched him inappropriately.
At least ten other witnesses also gave testimony, this included the children he faces charges of 2nd degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly raping.
When asked why the kids would say these things, Cruz said because of the parents.
Trial began on Monday for Cruz and is expected to finish by Tuesday with closing arguments and jury instructions to follow.