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Thirty-Two-Year-Old Arrested for Sexual Abuse; Additional Victims a Concern

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Gaithersburg, MD – 32-year-old Damon Junior Cruz, of Gaithersburg, has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and displaying obscene material to a minor. Detectives have released a photo of Cruz and are urging anyone who may be a victim of sexual abuse by Cruz to come forward.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the Montgomery County Child Welfare Services and the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) began investigating Cruz following the report of a sexual abuse on a minor.

The alleged assaults occurred between November 2021 and February 2024, when Cruz was the victim’s hitting/pitching coach.

Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims of sexual abuse by Cruz that have not contacted police.

Cruz was arrested on Thursday, May 9, 2024, and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit, where he was released on bond.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have been a victim of Damon Junior Cruz to call SVID at (240) 773-5400 or Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS(8477). Callers can remain anonymous. 

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Release ID: 24-215
Media Contact: L.N.J.Ivey 
Categories: arrest , sexual-offense