A 22-year-old man from Farmersville, Nahun Gutierrez, was sentenced last week to 35 years in prison without the possibility of parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child,
In 2015, Gutierrez had repeated sexual contact with an 8-year-old child known to him. In July 2016, the child told school classmates about the abuse and school personnel reported the child’s outcry to authorities.
Lydia Connor with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County forensically
interviewed the child, who disclosed details about the abuse. Collin County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Fontana collected items identified during the forensic interview and submitted them for DNA testing. Those items were later confirmed to have biological evidence belonging to Gutierrez.
A Collin County jury returned guilty verdicts and Judge Richard Davis sentenced Gutierrez to 35 years in prison without the possibility for parole for continuous sexual abuse of a child and 10 years in prison for a related charge of indecency with a child.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sarah Preston and Geeta Singletary, assisted by District Attorney Investigator Kim Voigt-Eanes, as well as District Attorney Victim Assistance Coordinator Susanne Riggs.
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