Louis J. Gutierrez
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published: Thursday, July 12, 2012
APPD investigating sexual predator
AVON PARK -- The Avon Park Police Department is currently conducting an investigation of a registered sexual predator who resides in Avon Park.
APPD detectives arrested 43-year-old Louis J. Gutierrez on Tuesday for luring or enticing a child.
As a result of Gutierrez's arrest the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole office violated his current probation status. Gutierrez is currently incarcerated in the Highlands County Jail with no bond.
APPD investigators say Gutierrez tried to lure an 11-year old male child into his vehicle on Monday. The child was standing behind a local business when Gutierrez arrived in his vehicle, exited, told the child "get in the car" and motioned with his hand for the child to come to him. The child responded for Gutierrez to "get away," which a witness overheard. The witness intervened and Gutierrez fled the area in his vehicle.
Gutierrez, who lives at 108 Wiggins Ave. in Avon Park, was later stopped and identified by police in the vicinity of the incident. He has two prior convictions for lewd or lascivious assault on a child and a prior conviction for sexual battery.
The City of Avon Park Police Department is actively looking for other possible victims whom Gutierrez may have had the same type of encounters with. If anyone has any information about other potential victims of Gutierrez, please contact the Avon Park Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 863-452-4422.
AP investigation (by: Neigh Bor - 7/23/2012)
I don't think he is an illegal & why do you assume someone is renting to him? I live in the neighborhood & he lives/lived with his mother. I got a "flyer" in my mailbox about his criminal history. I do believe these predators DO NOT rehabilitate, he should not be released again. I always saw him walking around the neighborhood & he made me feel uneasy. We have a basketball court very close, lots of young children & teenagers play ball there often.
3 strikes anyone? (by: Valigator - 7/14/2012)
Why didnt this freak have an immigration hold on him the first time? How many children does this state want this guy to chew up and spit out before they deem him beyond repair? We pay an disproportionate amount of our monies to Law Enforcement in this state. Its a wonder we have as much as a shoplifter let alone a worthless and no doubt an illegal trolling for kids. Society needs to put their foot down and make this guy disappear, obviously the Judicial isnt going to. Oh and his "Avon Park" address? Someone might want to make them see God before renting to a convicted sex offender again.
Predator (by: Biking Viking - 7/13/2012)
These people do not rehabilitate.
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