Pomona City Councilman Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez has been charged with possession of child pornography.(City of Pomona) Pomona City Councilman Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez has been charged with possession of child pornography. A Pomona city councilman has been charged with possession of child pornography, authorities said this week.
Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez was charged Wednesday with possessing child pornography and taking inappropriate photographs of girls at two elementary schools where he was a substitute teacher, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Gonzalez, 45, was charged with one felony count of possessing child pornography and four misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child.
According to the district attorney’s office, he inappropriately took photos of female students at Cortez and Arroyo elementary schools in Pomona. He also is accused of having pornographic images of children in his email accounts.
Gonzalez was arrested May 21 following an investigation by the district attorney’s office. He was released later that day on bond, according to jail records.
In an email to The Times, Gonzalez denied the molestation charges, but did not directly comment on the child porn allegations.
“Despite the horrific-sounding charges against me, they revolve around my inappropriate use of technology, but no child was ever molested by me,” Gonzalez said in an email to The Times.Gonzalez added that he is the “only advocate against violence toward women and children” on the City Council and that he is one of the founders of a multi-agency human trafficking coalition that supports the police department with rescuing women and […]
Pomona city councilman charged with possessing child pornography
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