- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A suspected illegal immigrant recently charged with twice molesting a 5-month-old girl now is suspected of twice sexually assaulting a Waldorf woman.
The woman reported the alleged assaults to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, telling a detective that Jose Edwin Gutierrez, 28, of Waldorf forced her to engage in sexual conduct against her will Jan. 2 and April 12, according to charging papers.
In both instances, Gutierrez asked for sex and the woman refused, she said. Each time he responded by removing her clothes, holding her down and forcing himself on her, the papers state.
The woman said she tried to fight off Gutierrez each time, elbowing him in the ribs, but to no avail
Gutierrez, who is suspected of illegally entering the country from El Salvador, has been charged with two counts each of second-degree sex offense, sodomy and second-degree assault.
The charges came less than two weeks after a woman reported that Gutierrez had twice molested her 5-month-old daughter.
A rape examination performed at Civista Medical Center in La Plata revealed signs that the infant had been sexually abused.
A warrant charging Gutierrez with two counts each of second- and third-degree sexual offense, sexual abuse of a minor and second-degree assault was issued April 25.
He was arrested the next day and ordered held in Charles County jail on $30,000 bond. Following the latest charges, Gutierrez now is being held without bond.