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Pomona City Councilman Accused of Taking Inappropriate Pictures of Students Pleads Not Guilty

Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez was charged June 24 with one felony count of possessing child pornography and four misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child.

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A Pomona city councilman accused of taking inappropriate pictures of female students at two elementary schools where he was a substitute teacher pleaded not guilty on Friday to five criminal counts, including possessing child pornography.

Rubio Ramiro Gonzalez, 45, was ordered not to have any unsupervised time with minors or participate in any teaching activities, along with being subject to search and seizure conditions involving any device capable of being connected to the internet.

Gonzalez was charged June 24 with one felony count of possessing child pornography and four misdemeanor counts of annoying or molesting a child.

He is accused of taking inappropriate pictures at Cortez and Arroyo elementary schools in Pomona, and allegedly had child pornography images in his email accounts, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Gonzalez was arrested May 21 following an investigation by the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation. He was released later that day on a $100,000 bond.

The Daily Bulletin reported that Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval called on Gonzalez to resign from office and that the City Council voted unanimously in favor of censuring the councilman following his arrest.

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