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Morris County man charged in series of sexual assaults involving 4 separate victims

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – A Morris County man has been charged in connection with alleged series of sexual assaults in Morris Township and Morristown, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Ruben Gonzalez, 19, of Morristown was charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault on a physically helpless victim, eight counts of second-degree sexual assault, three counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, seven counts of fourth-degree counts of criminal sexual contact, and one count of third-degree count of possession of child pornography.

The sexual assaults occurred between December 2020 and November 2021 and a subsequent investigation revealed four different victims whose ages range from 14 to 18, Carroll said.

Upon Gonzalez’s arrest and following the issuance of a search warrant, a subsequent analysis of his cell phone identified several videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children, Carroll said.

Gonzalez is currently lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility following a detention hearing, pursuant to the Criminal Justice Reform Act.

Anyone with information relating to this case or any related incident is asked to call Detective Melissa Enslen of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6307 or Detective Scott Weaver of the Morristown Police Department 973-292-6656.

Jay Edwards

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