Gwinnett County police are searching for Cruz Barraluego, who is wanted on charges of bestiality and cruelty to children. This photo is from a 2015 arrest for hit and run and driving without a license. 
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Gwinnett landscaper accused of bestiality, child cruelty in custody


Barreralugo has turned himself in and is in the custody of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, according to jail records. He is being held without bond.

His name is listed in the jail log as “Barrera-Lugo.” Previous information distributed by the Gwinnett County Police Department gave his name as Barreralugo. 

Original story: 

Gwinnett County police are looking for a landscaper who they say was seen committing a “lewd sexual act” on his client’s dog.

A man was playing in his yard with his nephew when he saw landscaper Cruz Barreralugo, 61, participating in the act with their dog, a police release said. When the landscaper realized the man had seen him, he fled in a black pickup truck.

Police were immediately called to the Lawrenceville home and reviewed surveillance video of the incident. 

Barraluego worked as a landscaper at the home every two weeks for nearly a year, and police are working to determine whether there were more incidents like this in the past.

Police are seeking Barreralugo on charges of bestiality and cruelty to children. The cruelty to children charge is due to the nephew seeing the lewd act on the dog. 

“This is an especially disturbing case for many reasons and we are working hard to pinpoint Barreralugo’s whereabouts so that he can be arrested,” the department said in a release.

Anyone with information related to this case or Barreralugo’s location can call Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips leading to an arrest or indictment may be rewarded with up to $2,000.

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