GRAND TERRACE — A suspected sex offender who reportedly committed numerous violations over a 10-year span was returned to the United States from Mexico, where he had fled.
Genaro Gonzalez was reported to have committed violent sexual molestations with three juvenile victims over a period that lasted between 1999 to 2008. Last December, the incidents were reported to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Upon learning of an investigation, Gonzalez fled to Mexico.
“During the course of the investigation, he was determined to have been hiding in Leon (Guanajuato, Mexico),” said Detective Al Ixco.
Ixco said that an international provisional warrant was issued for Gonzalez’s arrest. Back on June 12, he was arrested by Mexican authorities. Gonzalez was extradited from Mexico to Texas this month and a U.S. Marshall’s Task Force took custody.
Gonzalez was recently flown to Ontario International Airport where San Bernardino sheriff’s deputies took custody. He was interviewed by detectives and booked at West Valley Detention Center for numerous counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
Ixco said an immigration hold has also been placed on Gonzalez, who is being held without bail.
Grand Terrace is a city located off Interstate 215 between San Bernardino and Riverside.