Officials: Ridge Foster Father Acquitted Of 17 Counts of Alleged Sex Crimes
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: May 02 2017
Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, 60, found Not Guilty by jury on all charges after seven days of deliberations.
Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu of Ridge, 60, has been acquitted of alleged sex crimes against boys in his care.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
At approximately 11:30 this morning, the jury informed Judge Barbara Kahn that they came to a verdict.
The indictment alleged Mugaburu, 60, of Ridge, committed the crimes from 1996 to 2015; the nearly two-decade period the defendant operated a therapeutic foster home for children who had intellectual disabilities or psychiatric issues.
The trial began March 29.
Deliberations started on Monday, April 24.