A Miami-Dade Corrections officer accused of raping a woman he was supposed to be supervising while on house arrest is facing more charges after a second woman came forward with similar accusations, officials said.
Yulian Gonzalez, 36, was charged Friday with 20 new counts of armed sexual battery and three new counts of armed kidnapping, according to an arrest report.
According to the report, the 26-year-old woman was placed on house arrest and Gonzalez, her probation officer, would force her to have sex with him during his mandatory visitations. On three occasions he demanded she get in his vehicle and he took her to a motel in Miami where he forced her to have sex with him, the report said.
The encounters happened more than 20 times between March and September of this year, the report said. She said he was armed with a handgun during all of the sexual assaults, the report said.
"The victim disclosed the defendant used coercion and fear by threatening to violate her house arrest status and stated he would incarcerate her into the correctional facility if she did not comply with his demands for sex," the report said.
The report said the woman came forward when Gonzalez was arrested on similar charges last month, after a 43-year-old woman told police Gonzalez would rape her when he conducted his mandatory visitations and would also threaten to violate her house arrest status and incarcerate her if she didn't comply with his demands for sex, according to an arrest warrant. Gonzalez forced that woman to go to the same motel as the other victim, the warrant said.
"We are saddened that the actions of one employee could tarnish the good work of the proud men and women of MDCR who dedicate their lives to ensuring the safety of the public," director Daniel Junior said in a statement after the initial arrest of Gonzalez. "MDCR takes allegations of employee misconduct seriously and this arrest should send a strong message that employees involved in these types of crimes will not be tolerated and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. At no time will this department tolerate behavior that violates the law or our community's trust. MDCR will continue to cooperate with the Miami-Dade Police Department regarding this incident."