Deputies investigate 'stranger rape' at Diamondhead club

Alfredo Mongoy Cruz (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Alfredo Mongoy Cruz (Photo source: Hancock Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A Mexican man is being accused of raping a woman at a nightclub in Diamondhead.

Alfredo Mongoy Cruz, 24, is from Acapulco, Mexico. He's charged with Forcible Rape and is currently being held under no bond. He's also being held for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

Hancock County Sheriff Steve Garber said the alleged attack happened at Club Ezee at the Diamondhead Ramada Inn.

"This is a 'stranger rape'; something we don't see very often and something we don't ever want to see in our community," said Assistant Chief Investigator Andre' Fizer Sr. said. "If it weren't for the cooperation of employees of the hotel, we may not have been able to catch this man."

Officials ask for anyone with information about the suspect or this reported crime, to please contact the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at (228) 466-6900.

Cruz faces life in prison, if convicted.

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