Eduardo Cruz received a sentence of 27 years for a string of offences against a girl aged between 10-14 years of age. Cruz had befriended the child’s parents before conducting a grooming campaign against the victim.
Barry McElduff prosecuted this case from start to finish having been initially instructed to advise the police before Mr Cruz was charged with any offences.
Mr Cruz was unanimously convicted of all 12 counts of rape, sexual assault, assault by penetration and inciting a child into sexual activity at a trial before HHJ Norton in Reading Crown Court in February 2020.
The recently concluded sentencing hearing had been delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Barry was instructed by the CPS Thames Valley RASSO Unit
Click here for more details on the case https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8396471/Married-paedophile-jailed-27-years-subjecting-girl-10-years-rape-sexual-abuse.html
The Queen has appointed William Howard Mousley QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Western Circuit , based at Plymouth Combined Court with effect from 05 May 2020.
Notes to editors
William Howard Mousley QC, aged 57, will be known as His Honour Judge William Mousley QC. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1986 and took silk in 2011. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009.