Parents Warned About Freed Sex Offender Living Near Torrance School
Rick Gonzales has been freed after serving 26 years in prison.
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Rick Gonzales was convicted of raping a 13-year-old and a 65-year-old woman.
Rick Alan Gonzales, 57, served 26 years in prison for the crimes. Because he completed his sentence, he is not on parole and will not be under police supervision.
Gonzales registered with the Torrance Police Department on Tuesday after moving into his parents' house in the 22600 block of Greenwood Avenue, which is about a block away from Hickory Elementary School.
Police issued a bulletin to school officials who then informed parents and students about the situation on Thursday.
Gonzales, a former Riverside County sheriff's deputy, was convicted in August of 1983 in the kidnapping and rape of a 13-year-old girl.
He was fired from the department.
Two years later, while free on bond and awaiting an appeal of his conviction, Gonzales sexually assaulted a 65-year-old woman who was related to his then wife.
A probation report at the time stated Gonzales had reportedly raped his own sister on two occasions years earlier, The Daily Breeze is reporting.
Gonzales' father says his son is getting used to life outside prison, has a job and will move when he becomes adjusted to freedom.