Amber Alert suspects pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges

December 07, 2018 12:11 PM

The 41-year-old man that police say left the area with a 14-year-old girl prompting an Amber Alert on Monday pleaded not guilty Friday morning to child sex abuse charges.

Robert Gonzalez is charged with criminal sex act, use of a child in a sex act, both felonies, and sexual abuse.

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The charges stem from an incident that happened on Lasalle Street back on November 12.

According to court paperwork, Gonzalez engaged in a sex act with the teen while capturing it on his phone without her permission. 

He will be held without bail until his next court appearance next week.  However, the case is headed to a grand jury.  

He's accused of taking the young girl to New York City without permission from her mother. 

The 14-year-old is still in New York City. She was in the hospital for evaluation.


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