Rape Charges Won’t Be Dismissed 15 Jan 14

A judge has denied a request to dismiss multiple charges against a Waseca man accused of raping a woman during a residential burglary.  33-year-old  is facing a total of 29 felony charges after the victim told police that he broke into her home and tied her up before sexually assaulting her multiple times. His attorney has argued that the state was excessively charging Delacruz for one incident, but prosecutors say that the alleged attack represented at least three incidents of rape. The judge found no evidence that the state is unable to charge Delacruz with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct, and denied the motion to dismiss 12 of the charges against him.