Remy Gonzalez, one of the stars of TLC’s “Cake Boss” has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor.
Gonzalez was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.
Remy, who appears on “Cake Boss” as one of the cake decorators, is the brother-in-law of the show’s star, Buddy Valastro. He is currently being held at Morris County Jail in New Jersey on $300,000 bail. If found guilty of all counts, he could face more than 20 years behind bars.
Gonzalez has reportedly admitted that he assaulted a teenager in September of 2009 and March 2010, according to an arrest affidavit filed in Superior Court in Morris County.
This after detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office met with two witnesses earlier this month, who said the victim claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Gonzalez.
The witnesses confronted Gonzalez and he denied sexually assaulting the teen. However, when the witnesses later told him they were then going to take the teen to a doctor — who would have to contact police if anything was found — he “began to cry and admitted that he had engaged in acts of sexual assault”, according to the affidavit.
According to the law enforcement official, Gonzalez was unable to post bail and is still staying in jail. If Gonzalez is found guilty of all counts, he could face more than 20 years in prison.
TLC released a statement saying, “We support Buddy and the Valastro family during this very difficult and challenging time.”
“The network respects the family’s wish for as much privacy as possible, and as this doesn’t involve us, we will not be commenting any further.”