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June 4, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Man pleads guilty to rape of Shoreline girl, 12

Jesse R. Gonzales

Jesse R. Gonzales

Jesse R. Gonzales has pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old Shoreline girl in her family’s apartment in December.

Gonzales, also known as Jesse R. Guerten, pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary,  as well as a special allegation that provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years.  After Gonzales serves the minimum 25 years, he could then face a potential maximum sentence of up to life in prison, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Court documents say the victim and her siblings were at home alone early in the morning of Dec. 4 when Gonzales entered their apartment and raped the victim multiple times. Typically, court documents say, the girl’s uncle baby-sat until her mother returned from work, but on the night of the rape, he left early and the mother arrived late.

Gonzales was arrested after a palm print lifted from a glass-surfaced vanity in the girl’s room was compared with 350,000 handprints in the system and matched to one provided by Gonzales after a 2006 arrest for driving with a suspended license.

Gonzales is scheduled to be sentenced on June 22.

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