Photo Courtesy of NYPD
Noe Angel Soriano Cruz pictured on security footage.
By Forum Staff
An East Elmhurst man has pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges for forcibly grabbing the genitals of two young girls on separate occasions in October 2018, District Attorney Richard Brown announced on Monday.
Noe Angel Soriano Cruz, 39, on Friday copped to one count of first-degree attempted sexual abuse and one count of second-degree sexual abuse before Queens Criminal Court Judge Suzanne Melendez who indicated that she will sentence Cruz to two years in prison on March 1.
According to the criminal charges, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, surveillance video captured Soriano Cruz as he approached his first victim, a 10-year-old girl, inside of a bodega on 104th Street in Corona. Soriano Cruz grabbed the girl between her legs then bolted out of the store.
And on Tuesday, Oct. 9, Soriano Cruz followed a 13-year-old girl as she walked on Junction Boulevard in Corona and groped the teen’s vagina from behind before fleeing the scene.
“In pleading guilty, the defendant admitted to pursuing and sexually abusing both young victims. The girls will likely remember this violation by a stranger for the rest of their lives,” Brown said. “The defendant’s predatory behavior for his own demented sexual gratification is unacceptable in a civilized society.”