There have been four suspects arrested in the sexual assault investigation involving the under age child. The names of the suspects are Jared Len Cruse, 18 of Cleveland, Isaiah Rashad Ross, 21 of Cleveland, Timothy Daray Ellis, 19 of Cleveland, and Rayford Tyrone Ellis, Jr., 19 of Cleveland.
All suspects have been indicted for the offense of Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and arrested pursuant to those indictments. Texas Penal Code Sec. 21.02. The charge is a felony of the first degree and punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life, or for any term of not more than 99 years or less than 25 years.
None of the suspects are students at Cleveland High School.
There are more arrests expected in the near future, but due to the nature, sensitivity, and magnitude of this investigation the media will receive limited information at this time. Further information will be released as the investigation permits.
The Cleveland Police Department asks that the media respect the rights and privacy of the victim and the families involved on both sides of this investigation. As you know there is delicate balance between the public’s right to know vs. the privacy concerns of victims. Thank you for your understanding.