March 1, 2019 By Christian Murray
A 39-year-old East Elmhurst man was sentenced to up to two years in jail for groping two young girls in October, the Queens District Attorney’s office announced today.
Noe Angel Soriano Cruz, of 102nd Street, followed a 10-year-old girl into a bodega on 104th Street in Corona on Oct. 3 and proceeded to grab the child between her legs. The incident was captured by video surveillance.
Days later, on Oct. 9, Soriano Cruz followed a 13-year-old girl on foot on Junction Boulevard, before catching up with her and grabbing the victim’s vagina.
Soriano Cruz pleaded guilty in January to one count of first-degree attempted sexual abuse, and one count of second-degree sexual abuse.
“This kind of behavior will not be tolerated in Queens County. A stranger to the girls, he violated them for his own warped sexual gratification,” said Queens District Attorney Richard A Brown in a statement. “The sentence of the court is more than warranted as punishment for this defendant’s predatory behavior.”