WARSAW — A Goshen man was arrested for sexual battery after officers responded to a report of possible sexual abuse.
Guillermo Gonzalez, 24, 308 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, is charged with sexual battery, a level 6 felony; and battery, a class A misdemeanor.
On July 18, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a report of possible sexual assault at a home. Upon arrival, the officer met with a person who was crying on a front porch.
According to court documents, the person said they were at the home visiting a friend. While they were there, Gonzalez forcibly pulled them into the bathroom by their wrists. In the bathroom, Gonzalez forcibly pushed the person up against a mirror, put his genitals against them and allegedly attempted to kiss them.
The person said they told Gonzalez “no” during the incident. Officers noticed the person had slight abrasions to their chin and neck from the encounter.
During the incident, a Warsaw Police officer spoke with Gonzalez, who initially said he couldn’t remember the encounter. He later said if it did happen, the interaction was mutual. When Gonzalez was asked if he went into a bathroom with anyone, he again said the interaction was mutual and that he did not take advantage of anyone. Gonzalez said they kissed and that was it.
Gonzalez has already been arrested and released on his own recognizance.