Saturday, March 9, 2013

Palmer Man Charged with Soliciting 10-Year-Old Girl for Sex

Pierre Gonzalez, 50, was arrested and charged with various offenses Friday morning after he allegedly solicited a 10-year-old girl to have sex with him while communicating with her on the Internet, Palmer Police report.

A criminal complaint filed by Sergeant Timothy Ruoff alleges Gonzalez exposed himself in the girl’s presence and that Gonzalez used his Facebook account to solicit and receive nude photos of the victim. The complaint also alleges Gonzalez describe explicit sex acts to the victim and encouraged the victim to have sex with him.

Police said the victim is a local resident who Gonazalez already knew before contacting her via Facebook. Police became involved in the matter when a family member contacted authorities after becoming aware of the photos, they added.

A search warrant was executed at the Gonzalez residence in which investigatory evidence was seized, and Gonzalez was taken into custody at approximately 10 a.m., police said.

Gonzalez has been charged with criminal solicitation (rape of a child), criminal solicitation (deviate sexual intercourse), sexual abuse of children, corruption of minors, criminal use of a communication facility, indecent exposure, and unlawful contact with a minor.

He was arraigned before District Judge Jackie Taschner Friday afternoon and committed to Northampton County Prison on $100,000 secured bail.

Updated on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:09 a.m.

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