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Rigoberto Gonzalez accused of molesting girls, injures self with knife

Pembroke Pines man arrested after being confronted by family members

Rigoberto Gonzalez, pictured here in a previous arrest photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office, is accused of molesting three girls.
Rigoberto Gonzalez, pictured here in a previous arrest photo provided by the Broward Sheriff's Office, is accused of molesting three girls.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A Pembroke Pines man accused of molesting three children was arrested after being confronted by family members about the allegations.

Rigoberto Gonzalez, 49, faces seven counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Pembroke Pines police Capt. Al Xiques said a family member called 911 to report Gonzalez.

When officers arrived, they learned that Gonzalez had injured himself with a knife after he was confronted by family members.

Gonzalez was treated for his injuries by paramedics and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood for further treatment. He was later arrested and booked into the main Broward County jail.

Xiques said the victims were three girls, ages 8, 7 and 5. Gonzalez's relationship to the girls was not known.

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