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Mahwah Motel Sex Assault: NY Man Beat, Threatened Captive Victim, Prosecutor Says

Gustavo R. Gonzalez
Gustavo R. Gonzalez Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY SHERIFF

A New York State man was jailed after surrendering to police for sexually assaulting, restraining and threatening a victim at a Mahwah hotel, authorities said.

Gustavo R. Gonzalez, 24, of Middletown, NY committed an assault in his in his vehicle, then sexually assaulted and restrained the victim at the hotel while armed with an undisclosed weapon last Tuesday, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said.

The victim escaped and dialed 911, but Gonzalez fled, Musella said.

Mahwah police obtained warrants charging him with sexual assault, sexual contact, criminal restraint, making terroristic threats, simple assault and weapons possession, the prosecutor said.

Gonzalez, accompanied by an attorney, turned himself in at township police headquarters on Friday, Musella said.

He remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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