A man has been arrested in connection with the 2017 sexual assault of a four-year-old child in Mesa.
On Jan. 9, 2017, 31-year-old Oscar Roberto Nunez Gonzalez, allegedly entered a neighbor’s home and sexually assaulted a child.
Initially, the case remained unsolved and Mesa Police sent DNA evidence to a DNA technology company that specializes in DNA phenotyping.
Despite creating a composite sketch based on the DNA evidence, authorities did not develop any leads in connection with the case.
On March 14, 2018, Gonzalez was arrested by the Department of Public Safety for allegedly driving impaired, a Mesa police spokesperson said. Once the suspect was in custody, his DNA was obtained and found to be a match to the January 2017 sexual assault.
During an interview with detectives, Gonzalez allegedly admitted to entering a home about a half block away from his home on the night that the sexual assault took place.
Gonzalez has been charged with sex conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and burglary. He has remained in custody since his March 14 arrest.