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Police: Guitar Teacher Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

Yoel Gonzalez, 27, is charged with rape after police say he engaged in a sexual relationship with a girl he had been giving guitar lessons to.

Yoel Gonzalez is charged with third degree criminal sex act and third degree rape. (NCPD photo)
Yoel Gonzalez is charged with third degree criminal sex act and third degree rape. (NCPD photo)

A Valley Stream man was arrested Thursday night after police discovered that he had been engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor who he had been giving guitar lessons to, police said. 

Yoel Gonzalez, 27, worked at Bracco Music Center in 2009 when he began giving lessons to a 13-year-old girl, police said. 

The lessons were usually held inside Bracco’s, but eventually Gonzalez and the girl began to socialize outside of the music center, located at 236 Rockaway Avenue in Valley Stream, police said. 

Gonzalez, who ended his employment with Bracco's, continued to give lessons to the girl privately in her home, police said.

After two years of providing the girl with guitar lessons, Gonzalez, who was 24 years old at the time, initiated a sexual relationship with the girl, who was then 15, police said. 

The relationship continued for approximately two years, police said. Information regarding the relationship surfaced, police said, and Gonzalez was located and placed under arrest without incident.

Gonzalez is charged with third degree criminal sex act and third degree rape. He will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Friday. 

Detectives are attempting to identify other possible juvenile victims with regard to Gonzalez and are asking anyone with information to call the Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022.

Sal Anthony February 21, 2014 at 02:42 PM
What a loser!!!
Selina Eve Borrero-Taranto February 21, 2014 at 03:39 PM
And her mother is where ?!
Massa February 22, 2014 at 09:20 AM
Selina....... Exactly. You hit the nail on the head. Where were her parents? I know where my kids are and what they are up to. It isn't hard..... It's called being a parent. It is your job.
Vincent February 22, 2014 at 04:58 PM
Selina: The mother would say because Republicans are holding her, as a woman, back she has to work three jobs and doesn't have the time to monitor her daughter. It is always someone elses fault.

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