Police arrest 31-year-old man “who was caught on video when he forcibly raped a 14-year-old girl in the hallway of a Brooklyn cardiologist’s office.”
- NYPD arrests 31-year-old David Gonzalez on charges of attempted rape, violent touch and child abuse
- Gonzalez is accused of exposing himself to a 14-year-old girl and trying to rape her in the hallway in Brooklyn in front of a Foster Avenue cardiologist
- Teen arrived at the office in front of her mother and was confronted by a man who was pounding her on the ground
- Police say Gonzalez covered the girl’s mouth and ordered him to “shut up” but continued to fight until the assailant escaped.
- Police tracked Gonzalez to a Crown Heights home with surveillance video
New York City police have arrested a suspect who is said to have been caught in the hallway of a Brooklyn cardiologist’s office in a surveillance video that accompanied the violent violence.
The torture event took place on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Kensington, Brooklyn, at 202 Foster Avenue, home of NYU Langone Cardiology Associates.
Early Wednesday morning, 31-year-old David Gonzalez was arrested on charges of attempted rape, violent touching and an act harmful to a child by officers.
Police on Wednesday arrested David Gonzalez, 31, (pictured), who they believe was caught on video when a 14-year-old girl was raped in the hallway of a Brooklyn cardiologist’s office.
Police followed Gonzalez to a Crown Heights home where he was captured early Wednesday morning with video surveillance.
According to the NYPD, the teenager and her mother were referred to the cardiologist’s office for a medical appointment.
She rode her scooter and arrived at the office in front of her mother, PIX11 reported.
There he met a stranger who was later identified by police as Gonzalez, who approached the 14-year-old girl and exposed her private.
Police said the 14-year-old tried to escape, but Gonzalez grabbed him and pounded him on the ground as he covered his mouth and ordered him to “catch up” and stop screaming.
The incident took place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at 202 Foster Avenue, home of NYU Langone Cardiology Associates (pictured)
The video from the hallway shows the man grabbing the teenage girl and pounding him on the ground. Police said Gonzalez had exposed himself to the child before that
The assailant covered the girl’s mouth and ordered her to “shut up” but continued to fight until the man fled.
The child continued to strike back, and the assailant finally let go and fled. The victim was not physically harmed during the attack.
They saw Gonzalez boarding a moped and racing down Foster Avenue to McDonald Avenue.
The New York Daily News reported that police relied on surveillance video from the area to locate Gonzalez at a house in Crown Heights, where he was detained after 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
NYPD released footage showing man walking down hallway before cardiology practice
The attacker was last seen boarding his moped (left) and driving along Foster Avenue toward McDonald Avenue
The NYPD released surveillance video and stills documenting the case and depicting the suspect. It is not known whether he was ill in cardiological practice.
Gonzalez’s criminal history includes 19 previous arrests on charges including public meanings, assault and robbery.