LAWRENCE - Police in Salem, N.H. have reopened a 2005 sexual assault complaint against Carlos Gonzalez, a Lawrence police officer already charged with child rape in Florida.
In addition, Gonzalez
was the subject of an investigation of a possible sexual assault on a minor in Newton, N.H., in 2005, police there said yesterday.
No charges were brought then, but, based on the new allegations against Gonzalez
, Salem police are taking another look at the 2005 complaint, Patten said.
In 2005, Gonzalez
was living was his
then wife at 11 Kenwood Drive in Newton.
Newton police Chief Lawrence Streeter said a restraining order was issued against Gonzalez in late August 2005, relating to domestic issues involving his wife.
also was involved in an investigation into a sexual assault on a minor, Streeter said, reported earlier in August 2005.
, 48, a 25-year veteran of the department, was charged last week with sexually assaulting a girl while he
was vacationing in Haines City, Fla., last July.
Held without bail after his
arraignment as a fugitive from justice, Gonzalez
is at Middleton Jail awaiting transport to Haines City.
On Feb. 27, Gonzalez
was at the Massachusetts School of Law
in Andover, where he
is studying to be a lawyer, when he
was arrested and charged on the fugitive from justice warrant.
arraignment the following day, Gonzalez
would not fight extradition to Haines City.
Gonzalez is charged by Haines City police with sexual battery by a custodian on a person between the ages of 12 and 18 and selling, giving or serving alcohol to a person under age 21.
The victim, who has not been identified by police, said she
was assaulted in a private home on July 22, 2012.
, who earns $60,000 annually, was placed on paid administrative leave on Dec. 17 as police investigated.
remains on paid leave.
North Andover attorney Walter Jacobs represented Gonzalez at his arraignment in Lawrence District Court last week.
Mayor William Lantigua, however, has allowed Gonzalez and three other police officers facing criminal charges to remain on the city payroll although they've been suspended.