Man arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – A man suspected of child sex abuse was arrested Tuesday, and police believe there may be more victims out there.

Ramiro Cruz, 45, was arrested after five girls aged 5 to 13 allege he sexually abused them, including during times while they were sleeping at his house in Taylorsville.

According to a probable cause statement, an ongoing investigation by the West Valley City Police Department and Unified Police Department discovered the man was allegedly committing sexual offenses against his 7-year-old daughter’s friends during sleepovers.

Statements from the girls indicate the alleged abuse has been going on for more than a year.

Anyone with information about other possible victims is encouraged to contact police at 801-840-4000.