Delia Ruiz: Former Texas cop gets 20 years in prison for having sex with 2 minor boys, grooming a third
Ruiz confirmed that when she attracted and attempted to persuade the victim into sexual behavior, she knew the victims were underage
HEREFORD, TEXAS: A former Texas officer was sentenced to 20 years in jail after confessing to having sex with two juveniles, including a 15-year-old boy she escorted to a church parking lot. The officer had met the 15-year-old child at his home, according to her romantic Facebook chats. She eventually drove the younger lad to a church parking lot for intercourse, where they freely discussed his high school status, she claimed.
Delia Ruiz, 31, was "a police officer with the Friona Police Department" throughout the crimes, which stopped before she had intercourse with a third kid whom she had also been grooming via X-rated naked photographs, according to court filings. According to the 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 used her mobile phone and the Internet to do so and that when she attracted and attempted to persuade victims into sexual behavior, she knew the victims were under the age of 18.
According to the court documents Ruiz was 30 to 31 years old, and the victim was 15 years old during the first crime. Ruiz was a Friona Police Department officer who lived in Hereford, Texas at the time of the incident. Ruiz confesses and accepts that she deliberately persuaded, induced, enticed, or pressured a juvenile, into sexual conduct, and that she sought to convince, induce, entice, or compel a child, into sexual activity for which she may be charged with a criminal offense.
In plea papers, Ruiz admitted that she began having sexual intercourse with her 16-year-old victim, identified in court documents as John Doe 2, in fall 2020, and continued the relationship through spring 2021, when the boy turned 17. She further admitted that she began having sexual intercourse with her 15-year-old victim, John Doe 1, in spring of 2021 after meeting him at John Doe 2’s home.
“This occurred at least three times,” court papers mentioned. According to court filings, the officer instructed the kid "not to tell anyone about what they did because she could get into ‘big trouble,'” She sent explicit photos and videos of herself masturbating to both victims, as well as a third youngster, “beginning when he was 16 or 17 years of age,” according to the records. “Ruiz described the reason she had not had sexual intercourse with [the third boy] was that she had not been afforded the opportunity,” the documents remarked.
In October 2021, she was detained and later sacked by the police department. In January, she admitted to enticing and attempted enticement of a juvenile. The ex-cop was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison by US District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk on June 3.