Former Trumbull cop charged with second sex assault

Former Trumbull Police Officer Michael Gonzalez has been charged in a new sex assault case.

Former Trumbull Police Officer Michael Gonzalez has been charged in a new sex assault case.

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BRIDGEPORT — A former Trumbull police officer, on probation for stalking and sexually assaulting a teenaged girl, has been charged with a new sexual assault.

Michael Gonzalez, who retired from the Trumbull police department following his previous arrest, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and second-degree unlawful restraint.

Free on $150,000 bond, the 43-year-old Gonzalez, was arraigned Friday in Superior Court.

“I want to warn you that a warrant charging you with violating your probation will be coming,” Superior Court Judge Kevin Doyle told Gonzalez.

The judge ordered him to be equipped with a GPS monitoring anklet and continued the case to Aug. 3.

Gonzalez declined comment as he later sat in the courthouse lobby waiting to be fitted for the monitor.

According to Stratford police, on July 9, a local woman complained that she had been sexually assaulted by Gonzalez.

The woman said she specifically told Gonzalez “no,” and to stop several times but he pulled her to him forcefully and sexually assaulted her, police said.

Police said the woman told them that after the assault she told Gonzalez, “That can’t happen again, you used to be a cop you know that no means no and stop means stop.”

However, the woman said Gonzalez responded, “I thought you wanted to be raped,” police said.

In November 2019, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and second-degree stalking and was sentenced to a three-year suspended sentence followed by three years of probation.

Gonzalez was accused of using the Trumbull Police Department computer to get the address and car registration information for the teen victim and then later sexually assaulting her at her Trumbull home.

Gonzalez, who made national news in 2010 when he donated a portion of his liver to the hospitalized 15-year-old daughter of a fellow officer, retired from the Trumbull police department shortly before he was granted a special pretrial program in 2019 following two domestic violence arrests regarding an affair he was having with a female officer he was training.