Gonzalez claimed that for nearly three years, DePape and her mother were romantically involved. She claimed he stayed at their house to help care for her and her siblings. Around 2014, her mother removed DePape from their home because of his “toxic” behavior.
Six months later, she said, “my brothers started getting memories of [DePape] physically and sexually abusing me and my brothers, which started when we were very young and continued until around 2008, when [Gonzalez] was 7,” she recalled.
“My mother made a police report when she found out, but the case was not managed properly, so nothing was done about it in the end,” she claimed.
“He barely opened up about himself or his past, but it was obvious that he grew up in hell and that we didn’t know the worst of it,” she continued. “… Once he sat us down in Tolden Park. He looked like he was about to cry. He said, ‘I am so sorry for everything I have done to you guys. I am more sorry than you will ever know.'”
Gonzalez claimed that she had last spoken to DePape when she was 13 years old. She said that the exchange ended when she wouldn’t say that abuse had ever occurred.
“… I was able to learn more about him and his views from his blogs,” she wrote. “Though I didn’t agree with all of his views, it made me happy to see that he had strong opinions about important issues that our world is facing today.”
DePape was federally charged Monday for attempted kidnapping following the attack on Paul Pelosi.