LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Pomona city councilman has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child sexual abuse material and annoying or molesting a child.
Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez, 45, was booked into the jail at LASD San Dimas Station on Thursday and was being held on a bail of $20,000. He bonded out later that day.
No formal charges have been filed in the case, according to the L.A. District Attorney’s office. The office declined to comment further.
City officials said in a statement they have not been able to contact Gonzalez and they do not know if he planned to resign from the City Council because of the arrest.
“While it is important to allow the legal system to determine his guilt or innocence, we are stunned and deeply concerned by Mr. Gonzalez’ arrest and the extremely serious nature of the criminal allegations,” the statement said.
According to the statement, Mayor Tim Sandoval stated that he intends to immediately call for a special meeting of the City Council to discuss Gonzalez’ status on the council.
“Remaining on the City Council while he faces these serious charges will present a distraction from the significant work the City Council has to perform for the community, especially as we search for ways to assist our residents and businesses and safely reopen our city,” the statement reads.
Gonzalez was elected to represent Council District 1 in 2016.