extradited from Florida, faces 14 charges in N.H.
Carlos Gonzalez, 49, appeared before Judge N. William Delker in Rockingham Superior Court to face 14 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault for allegedly abusing an 11-year-old Salem girl in 1992 and 1993.
Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of Gonzalez, who had been extradited Wednesday from the Polk County Jail in Florida, according to Assistant County Attorney Kirsten Wilson.
remained silent as the charges against him were presented, she
Gonzalez arrived at the Rockingham County jail by prisoner transport van Wednesday afternoon and was held without bail until his arraignment, Sheriff's Chief Deputy Al Brackett said.
was released from the county jail late yesterday.
was acquitted by a Polk County grand jury Nov. 19, he
remained in custody in Florida for an additional three weeks until he
could be transported to New Hampshire, Brackett said.
has cooperated with authorities since his
In Florida, Gonzalez
was found not guilty of sexual battery of a girl between the ages of 12 and 18, and selling, giving or selling alcohol to a person under 21, according to a court spokeswoman.
The girl told Lawrence police in December 2012 she
was assaulted by Gonzalez
at a home July 22, 2012, while he
was vacationing in Haines City, Fla.
Gonzalez, a 25-year Lawrence police veteran who was fired from his job, was arrested Feb. 27 in Andover at the Massachusetts School of Law, where he was a student.
also was investigated for possible sexual assault on a minor in Newton in 2005.
was relieved of his
duties as a police officer in December 2012 and placed on paid administrative leave.