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Police Arrest Serial Sexual Assault Suspect in Morristown


Morris County officials announced charges have been filed against Mr. Ruben Gonzalez, 19, of Morristown, in connection with alleged serial sexual assaults that occurred between December 2020 and November 2021. 

Officials said an investigation revealed four different victims whose ages range from 14 to 18. 

The sexual assaults occurred in Morris Township and Morristown.

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

Following investigations of these incidents, Gonzalez has been charged with:

-One (1), first degree count of Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless Victim

-Eight (8), second degree counts of Sexual Assault

-Three (3), third degree counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child

-Seven (7), fourth degree counts of Criminal Sexual Contact-One (1), third degree count of Possession of Child Pornography

Gonzalez is currently in the custody of 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.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. 

Despite these accusations, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.