MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo, and Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson announce charges have been filed against Ruben Gonzalez, 19, of Morristown, in connection with alleged serial sexual assaults that occurred between December 2020 and November 2021.
Subsequent 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 first-degree count of Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless Victim
- Eight second-degree counts of Sexual Assault
- Three third-degree counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child
- Seven fourth-degree counts of Criminal Sexual Contact
- One 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.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.