CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A 23-year-old man thought it was worth “a big risk” for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old Coral Springs girl, a police report said.
Cristian Gutierrez, of Pompano Beach, was arrested this week for allegedly going to the girl’s Coral Springs home and taking her to Paul Barre Park on Rock Island Road in Coral Springs to molest and sexually batter her, the report said.
Gutierrez, who is a student, was charged with nine counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and battery.
During a visit to the girl’s home, sometime between 1-2 am on Dec. 27, Gutierrez hid in a closet when the girl heard her parents wake up “until it was safe,” and then continued molesting her, the report said.
According to the report, Gutierrez also had encounters with the girl at the park on Jan. 5, while on a park bench, and on Jan. 12, while in his truck.
Investigators conducted two “controlled” phone calls between Gutierrez and girl, the report said.
During one call on Saturday, they talked about the difference in their ages and Gutierrez told her: “if you’re open to talk to someone my age, I thought give it a shot,” the report said.
The report said Gutierrez knew what it was wrong to be with the girl and he could go to jail for it, and it was “such a big risk.”
The next day, at 11:30 pm on Sunday, he was heading to the girl’s home when police stopped and arrested him, the report said.
After the arrest, he wrote an apology letter to the girl and took responsibility for what he did, the report said.
Gutierrez remained at Broward County Jail on Wednesday. His bond for each charge is $30,000.
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