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Stephen Dela Cruz

Pornstar Pastor Pleads Guilty To Rape

In 2021 a clip went viral whereby “Pastors” Stephen and Angela Dela Cruz in a meandering video explain how they decided to profit from pornography following the 2008 recession, and ended with a twist about how they were also pastors. But the story has a happy ending and a sinister beginning.

Before gaining fame for degeneracy hitched to Christianity, Stephen Dela Cruz was involved in a lengthy legal battle surrounding how he molested his sister when she was 8 years old and he was 14. The offense occurred back in 2001 and 2002. Despite these fact, the lengthy prosecution involved a battle to transfer the case from juvenile court and the crime was reported in 2019. According to the official statement:

Nearly six years apart in age, the District Attorney’s office initially filed charges in juvenile court alleging Delacruz was 14 and 15 at the time of the crimes. Then senior prosecutor Erik Nasarenko sought to have the case transferred from juvenile court to adult court, arguing that the crimes involved significant sophistication and planning and were especially violent and severe. Delacruz isolated the victim in their Oxnard house and threatened to kill her if she ever disclosed the crimes, often displaying a knife prior to the sexual assaults, which occurred in 2001 and 2002.

The juvenile court judge agreed with the prosecutor and transferred the case. However, in 2022, the state legislature amended the criteria that California juvenile court judges had to consider when weighing whether to transfer a case to adult court. The new criteria required courts to determine “by clear and convincing evidence that the minor is not amenable to rehabilitation” through the juvenile court. This change in the law entitled the defendant to another transfer hearing, which meant the case had to be returned to juvenile court and Samantha would have to endure the same process yet again. In 2023, a different Ventura County Superior Court judge, applying the new standard, found the defendant fit for transfer to adult court, stating that the “allegations were horrendous.”

With the case now set to return to adult court, the defendant exercised his right to appeal the transfer order to the California Court of Appeal, resulting in another delay for Samantha. In November 2023, the California Court of Appeal affirmed the transfer order and returned the case to adult court for jury trial. On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Delacruz pled guilty to three counts of rape, three counts of forcible oral copulation and two counts of digital penetration. He also waived his appellate rights at the time of the plea, meaning he is barred from further appeals in this case.

Given this background, it’s unsurprising that he pimps out his wife on the internet.

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