Concord: Special Ed Teacher Gets 14-Years After Pleading Guilty To Sexual Assault

February 20, 2019 16:23 pm · 9 comments

A special education teacher who worked with developmentally disabled adults has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison after pleading guilty to raping one of the students in 2017, Contra Costa County prosecutors said.

Daniel Gonzalez Jr. worked with adult students at the Bridge Program at Loma Vista Adult Center at 1266 San Carlos Ave. in Concord.

Gonzalez was accused of repeatedly assaulting the victim, who he met through his work at the Bridge Program. The allegations were reported in early December 2017, and Gonzalez was arrested later that month.

Upon his release from prison, Gonzalez will be required to register as a sex offender.

At the time of his arrest, Concord police said Gonzalez had been put on administrative leave, but Mt. Diablo Unified School District officials did not respond to a request for comment on the case Wednesday afternoon.

Defense attorney Roberta Brooks also did not immediately respond to a request for comment on her client’s behalf.

booking photo: Daniel Gonzalez – courtesy of the Concord Police Dept.

Dogbert February 20, 2019 at 4:40 PM

Thank you D.A. Becton for keeping our communities safe!

anonanonagain February 20, 2019 at 5:17 PM

What a scumbag. Pedophiles and rapists cannot be rehabilitated. Too bad we can’t just take a ginsu knife and remove all signs of manhood before we ship them off to a remote shark infested island in the middle of nowhere.

Pat February 20, 2019 at 10:04 PM

What anonanonagain said.

Cellophane February 20, 2019 at 5:17 PM

14 years is not nearly long enough.

Laws need to change.

Rape should be punishable by death.

Gema February 20, 2019 at 6:21 PM

Anyone else think this guy looks like Scott Peterson after a few years in jail? It’s uncanny.

Shiloh February 21, 2019 at 7:48 AM

I see it!

SaucyMarla February 21, 2019 at 10:06 AM

I was thinking that he looked like someone familiar, but couldn’t place who he reminded me of. Ugh, yes!!

Dr. Jellyfinger February 21, 2019 at 9:10 AM

Set him free.. just make him dig a pit 10′ deep, have him jump in there naked, then fill it up with broken glass & say “OK, you’re free”.

Curt February 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM

Mr. Gonzales taught at my middle school (Central Jr. High) in Pittsburg back in the early 1990s. He always seemed like a nice guy, and normal. What scares me is I’m wondering if he abused students back then. He probably did and never got caught.

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