Bergen County authorities announced the arrest of Mr. Gustavo R. Gonzalez, 24, of Middletown, New York, on charges of Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Contact, Criminal Restraint, Terroristic Threats, Possession of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, and Simple Assault.
According to police, on Tuesday, May 25, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was contacted by the Mahwah Police Department regarding a victim who reported being held against her will and was physically and sexually assaulted by Gonzalez while in Mahwah.
According to Bergen County officials, during the investigation, it was learned that Gonzalez physically assaulted the victim while they were vehicle.
Officials said Gonzalez then brought the victim to a hotel in Mahwah, where he allegedly sexually and physically assaulted her.
When the victim attempted to flee, officials said Gonzalez restrained her from leaving the hotel and threatened the victim with a weapon.
Bergen County authorities said the victim escaped and was able to dial 911, where the Mahwah Police responded, but Gonzalez reportedly fled the area before their arrival.
On Friday, May 28, police said Gonzalez turned himself into the Mahwah Police Department with his attorney present.
He was processed and issued copies of his warrants then transported to the Bergen County Jail for his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.