Eric Gutierrez detained after three women accuse him of rape

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Eric-Gutierrez

A resident of Ambergris Caye is in serious trouble with the law after three women have accused him of rape. The three victims reported to San Pedro Police that they were raped by 21-year-old Eric Gutierrez inside their rooms in the wee hours on Friday September 6th.

According to San Pedro Police, a 36-year-old Belizean bartender of Pescador Drive in San Pedro Town reported that at about 3AM on Friday she was inside her apartment room sleeping along with her roommate, a 28 year old Honduran waitress. She told police that they were awakened by a knock on their apartment door and proceeded to inquire who it was. When they opened the door, a man pushed another female inside the room. The third female is a 25 year old Guatemalan waitress who lives in the rear room of the same apartment. The man, who was later identified as Gutierrez, allegedly had a knife on the woman’s neck and once inside, demanded that all the women remove their clothes. It is alleged that Gutierrez then stabbed one of the three women on her foot, at which point, fearing for their lives, they removed their clothes. The women told police that he proceeded to take turns in having sexual intercourse with them against their will.

The women were all taken to a medical doctor and gave consent for a full examination. The woman who was stabbed was also treated before being released.

On Sunday September 8th, San Pedro Police formally arrested and charged Eric Gutierrez with three counts of rape and one count of aggravated burglary.  Gutierrez, a Belizean mechanic of the San Juan area was taken to the San Pedro Magistrate Court.  The police prosecutor objected to bail and as a result, he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until his next court appearance. Gutierrez is no stranger to police as he has been charged on countless occasions for various crimes around the island.

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