POLICE caught a man suspected of trying to rape a 14-year-old girl inside a New York medical office hallway before trying to flee on a moped.
The New York Police Department nabbed David Gonzalez, 31, after he was caught on video allegedly attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl in a Brooklyn doctor’s office.
Gonzalez, who police say attempted to flee on a moped, was charged with attempted rape, forcible touching, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
During an extensive video search, the NYPD managed to trace Gonzalez’s movements for close to five miles in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Gonzalez, a resident of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park, was seen on various surveillance cameras fleeing the doctor’s office in the Midwood neighborhood of the borough before arriving at a house in Crown Heights nearly five miles later, where he was arrested at 2:05AM.
The teen girl had arrived at the doctor’s office early for her mother’s appointment on Sunday afternoon.
Gonzalez is accused of approaching the teen and exposing himself to her just before 1PM.
When the girl tried to run away, Gonzalez allegedly grabbed her, covered her mouth, and knocked her to the ground, according to police.
Video then allegedly shows the masked Gonzalez dragging the teen down the hallway and attempting to pin her.
Gonzalez then allegedly told the girl to “shut up” and “stop screaming” as she kept fighting him off.
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As the teen kept resisting, Gonzalez then ran out of the building and fled on a moped, when he was later caught about 12 hours later.
When the teen’s mom arrived at her appointment a few minutes later, the teen was found with no physical injuries.
Gonzalez has a lengthy criminal history with 19 arrests dating from 2008 and ranging from public lewdness to assault and robbery, but no sexual assaults.