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February 24, 2021: Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man pleaded no contest today to possessing child sexual abuse material and taking an inappropriate photo of a girl at an elementary school where he was a substitute teacher.

“He took advantage of his position and violated the privacy and innocence of children,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Given the underlying conduct in this case, we are requiring that he register as a sex offender for life and never teach children again.”

Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez (dob 3/16/75) entered his plea to one felony count of possessing child sexual abuse material and one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child. 

He was immediately sentenced by a judge. Gonzalez must register as a lifetime sex offender and he is prohibited from teaching. He also was ordered to attend a minimum of 52 weeks of counseling and was placed on felony probation for two years and summary probation for a year.

The defendant, a former Pomona city councilman and substitute teacher, was charged with taking inappropriate pictures of female students at elementary schools in Pomona.

Gonzalez entered his plea to taking a photo of a girl at one of the schools. He also had child sexual abuse material in his email accounts.

Case BA488114 was investigated by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.