Remy Gonzalez of “Cake Boss” Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges
Remy Gonzalez, brother-in-law of Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, was arrested on Aug. 18 on charges of aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child. MSNBC reports that none of the sexual assault charges had anything to do with the child; since the child was underage and in the house at the time of the alleged crimes, that charge was added.
Gonzalez, a Hoboken resident, is a supporting cast member of the TLC show and Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop “top decorator,” according to show’s site. A law enforcement official said he was “arrested on the 18th and held on $300,000 bail. He went to Superior Court on the 20th, and they kept the bail the same. He couldn’t make it so he’s staying in jail.”
If Gonzalez is found guilty of all counts, he could face more than 20 years in jail. He is expected to appear back in court in Morris County on Sept. 7.
You can find out more information about Cake Boss, which is in its third season, on the TLC website – but Gonzalez’ bio has been taken down from the site, and the only mentions of him are in his wife’s bio. Desserts seem to be all the rage on cable right now; similar shows include Cupcake Wars and Ace of Cakes. There will even be a pastry version of Top Chef coming to Bravo.
“We support Buddy and the Valastro family during this very difficult and challenging time,” TLC said in a statement. “The network respects the family’s wish for as much privacy as possible, and as this doesn’t involve us, we will not be commenting any further.”