Pomona Councilman Arrested on Suspicion of Possession of Child Pornography

Johnny Lopez
May 23, 2020 - 2:12 pm
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A Pomona city concilman has been arrested on suspicion of child pornography.

On Thursday, Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of "possession of child sexual abuse material and annoying or molesting a child," Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokesman Greg Risling said, reported NBC Los Angeles.

Gonzalez, 45, posted bond and was released later that day.

"The City of Pomona is aware that the Council Member Rubio G. Gonzalez was arrested for possession of child pornography," a statement on Pomona's official website noted. "While it is important to allow the legal system to determine his innocence, we are stunned and deeply concerned by Mr. Gonzalez' arrest and the extremely serious nature of the criminal allegations.”

Gonzalez has not been in touch with the council since the arrest.

“The city has not been able to reach Mr. Gonzalez to determine if he plans to remain on the Council while facing these charges,” the statement added.

Mayor Tom Sandoval plans to call a special meeting to discuss how to address Gonzalez’s standing within the City Council.

“Remaining on the City Council while he faces these serious charges will present a distraction from the significant work the City Council has to perform for the community, especially as we search for ways to assist our residents and businesses and safely reopen our city,” the statement continued.

Gonzalez, who is also a substitute teacher for the Pomona Unified School District, was elected in November 2016 to represent Council District 1.