Shoreline resident Jesse R. Gonzales, 38, pled guilty to the crimes of Rape One and Burglary One and on June 25 he was sentenced to receive a minimum 25 years to life indeterminate sentence.
In December of 2011, Gonzales entered the Shoreline residence of a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her. Her siblings were in the house and asleep in other rooms during the incident. Gonzales lived a block away from the residence.
fThe case was solved within 72 hours due to a combination of work by members of the King County Sheriff’s Office and the Shoreline Police Department. Once the arrest was made the Sheriff’s Office worked closely with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and because of the police work and DNA that placed Gonzales with the victim, prosecutors had a solid case and the leverage to negotiate a guilty plea.
The victim and her family are very relieved and very pleased with the efforts of everyone involved in the case, according to the Sheriff's Office.