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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Informational: Federal Court Arraignment

The United States Attorney(s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on September 19, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:

JONATHAN RAY GONSALEZ, a 29-year-old resident of Box Elder, appeared on a charge of aggravated sexual abuse/aiding and abetting. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, GONSALEZ faces possible penalties of life in prison, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danna R. Jackson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.

The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated January 14, 2015