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Hollister Police Department
Tuesday April 23rd, 2013 :: 04:08 p.m. PDT

Police Arrest Suspect for Sexual Assault of a Child

HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – April 23, 2013– On April 22, 2013 Hollister Police Officers arrested Timothy Gutierrez (51 yrs.) of Hollister, CA for sexual assault of a female child under 14 yrs.

Gutierrez was arrested at Technique Studio (Martial Arts Studio) at 211 6th Street in Hollister where he works as a martial arts instructor.

On April 21, the victim’s parents discovered the inappropriate contact and called the Hollister Police Department. The victim had been a student at Technique Studio up until the discovery of the alleged criminal activity.

An investigation by Hollister Police Officers, Hollister Police Detectives and District Attorney Investigators, along with Child Protective Services revealed probable cause for the arrest of Gutierrez.

Gutierrez was booked into San Benito County Jail and is being held with a total bail of $550,000. Gutierrez was booked on two separate charges of 261(A)(2) PC – Rape by force or fear, one charge of 288(A) PC – Lewd acts with a child and one charge 269 (A)(5) PC – Sexual penetration.

This investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information regarding this case or any similar cases is requested to contact Detective Theresa Aguilera at 636-4330.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.

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Prepared by: Dave Westrick, Captain
Approved by: Carlos Reynoso, Interim Chief of Police

Hollister Police Department
395 Apollo Way
Hollister, CA 95023

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-636-4330

David Westrick, Captain

211 6th St
Hollister, CA 95023

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