Box Elder Man Sentenced

(Great Falls) – A Box Elder man was sentenced on Wednesday to six years and ten months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, for sexually abusing a teenage girl he lured through social media to his isolated home on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation according to United States Attorney Jesse Laslovich.

Jonathon Ray Gonsalez, 40, pleaded guilty in January to sexual abuse. In court documents, the government alleged that on January 3rd, 2023, Gonsalez initiated contact with the victim identified as Jane Doe, through Facebook Messenger, and ultimately lured the victim to his home through comments. Jane Doe arrived at Gonsalez’s residence, which was isolated around 10pm. A short time later, Jane Doe got scared and wanted to leave, but the temperature was below freezing. Jane Doe asked Gonsalez to have someone pick her up and fell asleep while waiting for the ride. Jane Doe Awoke to Gonsalez sexually abusing her. After he was done, Jane Doe left the residence and called 911 for help. A Rocky Boy’s Police Department Officer found Jane Doe and picked her up on the road near Gonsalez’s residence.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Rocky Boy’s Police Department conducted the investigation and Chief U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris presided over the case and sentencing.


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