Santa Ana police search for suspect in child sex crime

Wanted Suspect: Nicolas Gonzalez (39) Suspect Description: Male, Hispanic, 5'3, 160 lbs., black hair, and brown eyes. On 11/28/2023, Nicolas Gonzalez sexually assaulted an 11-year old victim in the 500 block of N. Mortimer Street. Gonzalez fled his residence after being confronted by the victim's family members, and his whereabouts are unknown at this time. There is an active warrant for his arrest for various child sexual assault charges. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gonzalez and is asked to contact Detective Avila at (714) 245-8379 or AAvila@santa-ana.org
Santa Ana police are searching for Nicolas Gonzalez, 39, who is suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child. (Santa Ana Police Department)

Santa Ana police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old child.

Nicolas Gonzalez, 39, is suspected of harming the child at a home in the 500 block of North Mortimer Street on Tuesday, according to police.

Gonzalez fled his home after being confronted by the child's family members, police said.

There is an active warrant for his arrest on multiple child sexual assault charges, authorities said. He has black hair, brown eyes and is described as standing around 5 feet 3 and weighing around 160 pounds.

Anyone with information on Gonzalez's location is asked to contact police at (714) 245-8379 or AAvila@santa-ana.org.

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