Dec 12: State Police Fugitive Hunters, Haverhill Police Track Down Child Rape Suspect
State Police Fugitive Hunters, Haverhill Police Track Down Child Rape Suspect
The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) and the Haverhill Police Department in recent days tracked a child rape suspect to an address in New York City. The suspect was taken into custody this morning at that address by the New York Police Department.
JOSE ALBERTO GONZALEZ-BONILLA, a.k.a., JOSE B. GONZALEZ, 29, is the subject of a warrant out of Haverhill District Court charging him with rape of a child with force. Evidence developed by Haverhill Police indicates that GONZALEZ-BONILLA repeatedly raped a female 11-year-old relative repeatedly, beginning in 2009.
State Police VFAS and Haverhill Police had worked together on the investigation since Dec. 2, and as a result of various investigative methods focused on a New York City address this weekend. The information was relayed to the NYPD yesterday.
At 5:30 this morning, NYPD fugitive unit officers hit an apartment at 43-17 49th Street in Queens, where they found GONZALEZ-BONILLA hiding in a closet. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office will coordinate the defendant’s return to Massachusetts with New York authorities.