Arrested After Confessing to Attempted Rape of Senior Citizen
Photo: Alexis Armando Cruz
March 20, 2022 – Ventura County, Ca.
26-year-old Thousand Oaks area transient Alexis Armando Cruz, currently sitting in the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility, may well be asking himself whether he was after sex or money at approximately 4:25 a.m. on March 18 th when he approached a 67-year-old woman in the parking structure adjacent to the Janss Marketplace shopping center.
According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Det. Sgt. Ray Dominguez, when patrol deputies rolled up to the scene pursuant to a 911 Emergency report of an assault upon the female victim, they learned that she “had been walking alone” when an “unknown Hispanic male” approached and asked her for money. When she indicated that she had no money and “continued walking away,” Cruz allegedly knocked her to the ground and “attempted to commit rape.”
The victim resisted, physically fighting Cruz off, whereupon he fled the scene on foot. With a detailed description of her assailant by the victim, the cops promptly initiated a search of the area but came up empty-handed.
But at 11:45 a.m. the same morning, Cruz inexplicably “entered the public lobby of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lost Hills Station” and told deputies that he had been at the scene of the attack and had “attempted to sexually assault a woman.” Without further ado, Cruz was taken into custody and transported to Ventura County Jail, where he was charged with Assault with Intent to Commit Rape and Elder Abuse, with his bail set at $200,000.
Photo: Courtesy Ventura County Jail Booking