Written by AARON CASTREJON
REGION - The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office formally charged a Pomona city council member with possessing child pornography and taking photos of girls at two elementary schools.
Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez was charged with one felony count of possessing child pornography and four misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child. He allegedly took the illicit photos while as a teacher in the Pomona Unified School District, according to Greg Risling of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The illicit photos were taken at Cortez and Arroyo Elementary schools, but the DA’s office did not state when the photos were taken.
Gonzalez also allegedly had child pornography stored in his email accounts, Risling said.
Gonzalez, the 45-year-old who has served the city as District 1 council member since his election in 2016, was arrested at 11 a.m. May 21. He was booked at the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station and held in lieu of $100,000 bail until posting bond, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
The County DA was the arresting agency, according to Los Angeles County booking records.
According to Gonzalez’s city council bio, he is completing a teacher credential program and Master’s in Education at the University of La Verne.
While earning his Bachelor of Arts in English at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Gonzalez worked as a Pomona Unified School District tutor. He reportedly was still employed at Pomona Unified at the time of his arrest.
Gonzalez has also worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District, Chaffey Joint Unified School District, Montebello Unified School District, El Monte Union High School District, School of Arts and Enterprise in Pomona and districts in Texas.
Gonzalez has also served community organizations, such as the Pony United Baseball League, Ganesha High School Site Council and Arroyo Elementary School Site Council.
If convicted as charged, Gonzalez face as a possible maximum of seven years in custody.
His arraignment is scheduled for August 28 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
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