- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for molesting nearly a dozen children over a five-year period.

Thirty-four-year-old Bobby Cruz was sentenced Monday in Chicago federal court.

U.S. District Judge Robert Dow called the abuse allegations “the most disturbing I’ve ever come across.”

The truck driver from Des Plaines was arrested in 2011 following an undercover child pornography investigation.

Prosecutors say he molested 11 children of friends, relatives and co-workers while he babysat or took them to pumpkin patches or theme parks.

Cruz sobbed during Monday’s hearing and apologized.


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