Former Trumbull Police Officer Charged With Computer Crime

A former Trumbull police officer was arrested Thursday, charged with a computer crime he is accused of committing while he was still a member of the department, according to state police.

State police began an investigation in Sept. 2018 of a possible sexual assault involving Michael Gonzalez, police said in a release Thursday. The alleged sexual assault took place in August 2017, police said.

During their investigation, the State Police Central District Major Crime Unit determined Gonzalez illegally used the Trumbull Police Department's National Crime Index Computer to search for addresses and vehicles listed for the person who made the sexual assault complaint, according to state police. Gonzalez is accused of using the computer for that purpose once in March 2017 and once again in April 2017.

Gonzalez turned himself in Thursday morning and was charged with two counts of third-degree computer crime.

He was not charged with sexual assault. The statute of limitations expired for fourth-degree sexual (inappropriate sexual contact), according to state police.

Gonzalez resigned as a Trumbull officer in October 2018, police said.

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