Sun Prairie Man Found Guilty Of Assault Charges

(Beaver Dam) A Sun Prairie man was found guilty Friday of having inappropriate contact with a minor from Beaver Dam. Albert Gonzales entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child and two counts of Child Sexual Exploitation. Several additional charges of Possession of Child Pornography were dismissed but read into the record. In April of 2017, a 16-year-old contacted Beaver Dam police and reported that she was in a sexual relationship with Gonzales between January and March of that year. The minor said that she met the 26-year-old through his girlfriend, who was also underage. The victim provided Facebook messages to police between herself and Gonzales that included conversations about them having sex and the transfer of illicit pictures. In April of last year, investigators also made contact with an 18-year-old who said that she and Gonzales had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen. According to the criminal complaint, she also provided incriminating Facebook messages that included lewd conversations and images. Last April, Gonzales’ girlfriend came forward to speak with police. At the time, she was seventeen-years-old and informed police that she and Gonzales entered into a relationship two years prior. According to the criminal complaint, she said she was engaged to Gonzales but she broke up with him and added that she felt like a (quote) “prisoner.” Police issued a search warrant for Gonzales’ Facebook account and discovered numerous other attempts to lure young girls. Gonzales faces 120 years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered and Gonzales is due back in court on April 24th.