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Second suspect, Danny Delgado Cruz, in violent Poinciana home invasion arrested

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Kissimmee, Florida-- The brother and second suspect wanted in a "brutal, sadistic rape" and home invasion has been arrested in Kissimmee, Polk County Sheriff's officials announced Thursday night. 

Kissimmee Police officers reportedly located the suspect, 29-year-old Danny Delgado Cruz, some time before 7 p.m. 

Danny's brother, 33-year-old Richard Delgado Cruz, was arrested earlier on Thursday on charges of armed robbery, armed burglary of an occupied dwelling, felon in possession of a weapon and sexual battery. 

The two have been linked to Monday night's violent home invasion in Poinciana, in which they reportedly took turns sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint after they tied up her 20-year-old son and husband.   

"But not only is it a brutal, sadistic rape," Sheriff Judd said during a press conference, "in addition to that, then they cleansed her all over with bleach."

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Past arrest records show Richard served time in Pinellas County for murder in 2000 and a home invasion robbery in 1996. He ultimately got a reduced charge of manslaughter and was released from prison in 2008.

Danny's list of priors surpasses his brother's, and includes possession of various drugs, battery, burglary, and grand larceny.

Early reports say Danny will face the same charges as his brother, Richard.


Polk County deputies say additional information is on its way. Stick with 10 News for more on this developing story.


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