A 40-year-old man is heading to prison after being convicted of kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl.
Victor Gonzalez, of Millwood, was convicted of third-degree rape after he raped the teenager in his New Castle apartment last June. Gonzalez entered his plea on Tuesday, Jan. 9 in Westchester County Sex Offender Court.
Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino said that on June 21 last year, police in New Castle received a phone call about a missing 16-year-old girl. Before being contacted by her mother, the teenager had sent a text message to her mother asking for help.
Scarpino said that the teenager did not know where she was at the time. Her mother gave investigators from the New Castle Police Department a location from the “Find My iPhone” application, and officers responded to the area. The teenager was eventually found hiding in the bushes, “disheveled and upset.”
According to investigators, the teenager reported to police that she met Gonzalez on the Internet and agreed to meet him in White Plains. When she got off the train in White Plains, she met Gonzalez near the train station, and he took her to his New Castle apartment. The teenager said that she only remembers waking up in Gonzalez’s apartment with him on top of her, engaging in sexual intercourse.
The teenager proceeded to flee the apartment when Gonzalez used the bathroom. At that time, she contacted her mother, police located the girl and Gonzalez was arrested.
Gonzalez is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26.
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