Yoel Gonzalez
Yoel Gonzalez

A guitar teacher from Valley Stream has been arrested for the statutory rape of an underage teen girl after Nassau County police said they learned about the two-year sexual relationship.

Yoel Gonzalez, 27, was charged Thursday with third-degree rape and criminal sexual act.

Police said Gonzalez was 24 years old when he initiated a sexual relationship with the then-15-year-old girl in 2011, two years after they first met when she was 13 and taking lessons from Gonzalez when he worked at Bracco Music Center.

The two began to socialize outside of the music shop and Gonzalez continued to tutor the victim privately in her home after he no longer worked at the shop, police said.

Authorities began investigating Gonzalez after “information regarding their relationship surfaced,” police said in a news release.

Gonzalez will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Special Victims Squad detectives ask any other possible victims of the suspect to call them at 516-573-4022.



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