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New Castle Man Convicted of Raping a Teenaged Girl

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Victor Gonzalez of Millwood was convicted of Rape in the Third Degree, a class E felony, after he raped a teenager in his New Castle apartment last June. Gonzalez entered his plea Jan. 8, 2019, in the Westchester County Sex Offense Court before Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace.

Gonzalez is scheduled for sentencing March 26, 2019.

Background
On June 21, 2018, Town of New Castle Police received a phone call about a missing 16-year-old teenager. The teenager sent a text message to her mother asking her for help. The teenager did not know where she was at the time. The mother gave New Castle Police a location from the “Find My I-Phone” application, and they responded to the area. In searching for the teenager at the location provided, they found the girl hiding in the bushes, disheveled and upset. She reported to the police she met the 40-year-old defendant, Victor Gonzalez, on the internet and agreed to meet him in White Plains. When she got off the train in White Plains, the defendant met her near the train station and took her to his residence in New Castle. The victim remembers waking up in the defendant’s apartment with the defendant on top of her engaging in sexual intercourse.

The teenager fled the apartment when the defendant used the bathroom. At that time, the girl contacted her mother. Shortly thereafter, New Castle Police arrested the defendant.

Assistant District Attorney Amit Parab of the Special Prosecutions Division is prosecuting the case.

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