Brooklyn man sentenced to 108 1/2 years in prison for forcing children to have sex, abusing kids

Eric Gonzalez was sentenced to 108 years and 6 months in prison for sexually abusing children. (Brooklyn District Attorney)

Eric Gonzalez was sentenced to 108 years and 6 months in prison for sexually abusing children. (Brooklyn District Attorney)

BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn man who forced two children to have sex with each other and abused other kids was sentenced to 108 years and 6 months in prison Wednesday.

Eric Gonzalez, 35, was found guilty earlier this month of multiple counts of predatory sexual assault, sexual abuse, use of a child in a sexual performance, and disseminating indecent materials to minors.

Gonzalez was arrested in September 2014 when investigators discovered he was forcing a 10-year-old whom he met on Facebook to send him lewd photos. The girl told a relative when Gonzalez threatened to post the photos she already sent of herself if she didn’t send him more, the DA said.

Investigators then found that in June 2014, he met 15-year-old boy on Facebook by posing as a girl. He lured the boy to Prospect Park and “encouraged” him to have sex with the 12-year-old girl in while he watched.

Gonzalez then recorded himself having sex with the girl, the DA said.

Gonzalez later admitted to having sex with a 12-year-old girl whom he knew because both families rented rooms in the same house, according to the DA.