Who is David Gonzalez? Man with 19 prior arrests caught on video trying to rape minor girl in doctor's office
The teen tried to escape, but the man 'grabbed her and knocked her to the ground' as he covered her mouth, telling her to 'shut up' and not scream
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: The New York Police has arrested a 31-year-old man who attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl in the hallway outside a cardiologist’s office in Brooklyn. The victim, whose identity has been retained, had arrived for an appointment before her mother could reach the hospital.
Surveillance video of the corridor showed the accused, identified as David Gonzalez, exposing himself to minor before throwing her to the floor and covering her mouth as she tried to escape, authorities allege. He even yelled at her to “shut up” and “stop screaming,” police said. The horrific incident is said to have taken place on November 22 around 1 pm at 202 Foster Avenue in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, which is known as a home to NYU Langone Cardiology Associates.
The teen managed to fight off the pervert, who escaped from the place on a moped, cops said. The police confirmed that the victim wasn’t injured physically in the attack.
The police arrested him on Wednesday, November 25 morning, on the charges of attempted rape, forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child, reports the Daily Mail. He was taken into custody just after 2 am in the Crown Heights area, the NYPD said in a statement. The NYPD told on November 24 that they were looking for the man in connection to the attempted rape of a minor.
The police are yet to reveal more details about Gonzalez. It is not known if he was visiting the hospital as a patient. However, according to reports, he has a criminal history consisting of 19 prior arrests on “charges including public lewdness, assault and robbery.”
Meanwhile, the case has gathered a lot of attention from people on social media as they have asked the authorities about a criminal with 19 alleged arrests roaming about freely.
One tweet read, "19 prior arrests... why is this criminal not in prison for life? How many arrests are needed to see the danger to society? Police arrest man 'caught on video trying to rape 14-year-old girl' https" and another added, "Police arrest Hispanic man caught on video trying to rape a 14-year-old girl in NYC doctor's office hallway. He's had 19 previous arrests and they keep letting him go. Liberalism is a social disease!" One tweeted, "He'll be out on bail tomorrow.... Police arrest man 'caught on video trying to rape 14-year-old girl'"
19 prior arrests... why is this criminal not in prison for life? How many arrests are needed to see the danger to society?— okamiden (@foodie0606) November 25, 2020
Police arrest man 'caught on video trying to rape 14-year-old girl' https://t.co/ar5402TLlG via @MailOnline
Police arrest Hispanic man caught on video trying to rape a 14-year-old girl in NYC doctor's office hallway. He's had 19 previous arrests and they keep letting him go. Liberalism is a social disease! https://t.co/FDa55ucDOT @MailOnline— Annie Mae (@anniemae1000) November 25, 2020