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New child sex charges filed against Sacramento man in Charleroi

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Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:21 a.m.

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl after getting her drunk in Charleroi faces new allegations that he had sex with her friend.

Ricky Gutierrez, 21, who lists his address as Sacramento, Calif., was accused Wednesday by Charleroi Regional Police of having sex with a 15-year-old girl at her home last month.

The Valley Independent does not identify victims of sex crimes.

Gutierrez, who had been living in Charleroi for several months, learned of the new charges as he appeared Wednesday in Washington County Central Court for a preliminary hearing in the initial case.

Washington County Chief Public Defender Glenn Alterio agreed to delay the preliminary hearing so both cases could be handled at the same time. Magisterial District Judge Curtis Thompson of Bentleyville approved the request.

Initial arrest

Gutierrez was arrested May 2 following an investigation into the first case.

In that alleged incident, the 14-year-old girl's parents called police April 11 after they found their daughter and her friend highly intoxicated at a 214 Ninth St. residence. The friend is the alleged victim in the second case.

The 14-year-old girl told police she was walking around town with her friend when they met up with “Ricky.”

The trio went to the state liquor store in Charleroi, where Gutierrez allegedly bought alcohol.

The girl, 14, told police Gutierrez gave them alcohol, took them to the 214 Ninth St. residence and provided them with more alcohol, police said.

Soon after, the girls accompanied Gutierrez to a bedroom. The 14-year-old girl reportedly told police she became ill and decided to lie on the bed.

Gutierrez attempted to remove the girl's pants, police said. When the teen told him no, Gutierrez told her to relax and removed both her pants and underwear, the complaint states.

Gutierrez allegedly performed a sex act on her and pushed her back onto the bed when she tried to get away, according to the complaint.

Found by her parents, the girl subsequently underwent a rape examination at Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township.

The next day, the girl and her mother went to the police station.

In the initial case, Gutierrez is charged with felony sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse-forcible compulsion, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person substantially impaired, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a person under 16 years old, and contact/communication with a minor-sexual. He faces four misdemeanor counts of indecent assault and one count of corruption of minors.

Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins of Charleroi placed Gutierrez in the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 straight cash bond.

The new case

Under questioning May 2 by Officer Chad Zelinsky and Detective Lt. Eric Porter, Gutierrez reportedly admitted he had sex with “another girl.”

Police said the 15-year-old girl and her mother appeared at the police station later that day. The girl told police she met “Ricky” earlier this year at the Charleroi McDonald's.

She said he told her he was 18. They began “hanging out” at a Charleroi park with her friend, the other alleged victim. She said Gutierrez kissed her on several occasions, the criminal complaint states.

The girl said Gutierrez sent her messages through Facebook and expressed love for her, according to the complaint.

The teen told investigators she didn't know Gutierrez was 21 until he went to the state liquor store April 11 and bought alcohol.

The girl allegedly told police she was alone in her bedroom with Gutierrez on April 15 while her mother was at work.

She said Gutierrez repeatedly asked her to have sex and she kept saying no, the report states.

The girl allegedly told police she eventually told Gutierrez, “just do whatever.”

After undressing, she again rejected Gutierrez's advances, police said.

The girl allegedly told police she gave in after Gutierrez kept “begging” her. He left after they had sex, the report states.

In the new case, Gutierrez is charged with statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

On Wednesday, Hopkins arraigned Gutierrez via video from the jail on the new charges, setting bail in the second case at $500,000.

Gutierrez faces a preliminary hearing for the two cases 10 a.m. May 21 in Washington County Central Court.

Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at



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