It's a sticky situation in more ways than one for this Cake guy.
Remegio "Remy" Gonzalez, the fondant-and-frosting whiz who costars on TLC's hit reality series Cake Boss, allegedly committed not one but several incidents of sexual assault on a minor dating back a year.
According to a police affidavit, originally obtained by the Newark Star-Ledger, two unidentified witnesses told detectives that they had confronted Gonzalez on Aug. 17 after a teenager (between the age of 13 and 16) claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the 32-year-old cake decorator on two occasions between September 2009 and March 9, 2010.
At first, Gonzalez denied the accusations but the affidavit states he later admitted to the crimes to the witnesses after learning the purported victim (whose identity is being withheld for privacy reasons) was getting checked out by a doctor for signs of sexual abuse.
Per the police documents, the baker burst into tears and confessed to having engaged in acts "of sexual assault," that included sexual penetration, and then ordered the minor not to tell anyone what had occurred. The alleged crimes took place once in the Jersey towns of East Hanover and Florham Park.
Gonzalez, the brother-in-law of Cake Boss overlord Buddy Valastro and mainstay at Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J., was arrested Aug. 18 and charged with two counts each of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact and criminal sexual contact.
Gonzalez remains behind bars in Morris County jail, unable to pay the full $300,000 bail.
"It's not an exorbitant bail," New Jersey-based criminal defense attorney James M. Porfido tells E! News. "It's high, but in consideration with what the charges are...it's probably within the guidelines."
"For first-degree charges that carry mandatory incarceration up to 20 years, that's someone who could be considered a flight risk. That may justify a higher bail," says Porfido, who is not involved in the Gonzalez case.
Given the serious nature of the charges, all of which are first- and second-degree, Porfido says he believes this case will work its way slowly through the justice system.
"The charges he has are not going to be resolved at the early stages," he says.
Reached by phone for comment, Gonzalez's wife, Lisa Valastro Gonzalez, declined to address the matter; however, Buddy did issue a statement to E! News on behalf of the family:
"At the request of Morris County prosecutor Robert Bianchi we are refraining from commenting on this matter at this time, as this is an on going criminal prosecution. The family has and remains fully cooperative and supportive of the Prosecutors Office's investigation and prosecution of this case."
Gonzalez's next hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 7.
—Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz
(Originally published Aug. 26, 2010, at 2:11 p.m. PT)
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