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Rubio Ramiro González was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

Jewel Samad / . / .

A city council member for the city of Pomona, California, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child sexual abuse material and of molesting a child.

Rubio Ramiro González, The 45-year-old was detained in jail at the San Dimas LASD station on Thursday and was on $ 20,000 bail, which he paid later that day.

No formal charges have been filed in the case, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. The office declined to comment further.

The Los Angeles Times first reported on Gonzalez’s arrest. In a statement to the Times, the city spokesman, Mark Gluba, said that the authorities have not been able to contact González. He said they don’t know if he planned to resign from the City Council because of the arrest.

“While it is important to allow the legal system to determine your guilt or innocence, we are surprised and deeply concerned about the arrest of Mr. González and the extremely serious nature of the criminal charges,” Gluba said in the statement.

González was elected to represent District 1 of the Council in 2016.