Delia Ruiz: Ex-Texas cop gets 20 years in prison for having sex with 2 underage boys and grooming a third


HEREFORD, TEXAS: A former Texas officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after confessing to having sex with two minors, including a 15-year-old boy whom she escorted to a church parking lot. The officer had met the 15-year-old at his home, according to his Facebook romantic conversations. She eventually drove the young boy to a church parking lot for sex, where they freely discussed his high school status, she claimed.

Delia Ruiz, 31, was ‘a Friona Police Department cop’ throughout the crimes, which stopped short of having sex with a third child she had also cared for via nude X-rated photographs , according to court documents. According to records, she began having sex with the first boy in November 2020 when he was 16 and continued until the following spring. Ruiz acknowledged and accepted that she was using her cell phone and the internet to do so and that when she lured and attempted to persuade victims to engage in sexual behavior, she knew that the victims were under 18 years old.


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According to court documents, Ruiz was between 30 and 31 years old and the victim was 15 when the first crime occurred. Ruiz was an officer with the Friona Police Department who lived in Hereford, Texas at the time of the incident. Ruiz admits and agrees that she deliberately persuaded, induces, enticed or coerced a minor into sexual behavior, and that she sought to persuade, induce, entice or coerce a child into sexual activity for which she may be charged. a crime offence.

In plea documents, Ruiz admitted that she began having sex with her 16-year-old victim, identified in court documents as John Doe 2, in the fall of 2020, and continued the relationship until spring of 2021, when the boy turned 17. admitted that she began having sex with her 15-year-old victim, John Doe 1, in the spring of 2021 after meeting him at John Doe 2’s home.

Delia Ruiz was an officer with the Friona Police Department during the crime (Friona Police Department/Facebook)

“It happened at least three times,” court documents said. According to court documents, the officer ordered the child “not to tell anyone about what they did because she might be in ‘big trouble’.” She sent explicit photos and videos of herself masturbating to the two victims, as well as a third youngster, “from the age of 16 or 17”, according to the archives. “Ruiz described the reason why she had not had sex with [the third boy] was that she hadn’t had the opportunity,” the documents noted.

In October 2021, she was arrested and later fired by the police department. In January, she admitted seducing and attempting to seduce a minor. The ex-cop was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on June 3.


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