St. Paul man convicted of sexually assaulting 4-year-old, transferring STD
A St. Paul man was convicted by a jury after authorities alleged he assaulted a four-year-old and transferred a sexually transmitted disease in the process.
Arturo Macarro Gutierrez was convicted Tuesday of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
The criminal complaint said the four-year-old complained of pain on Oct. 31, 2018, and told a relative that a man – identified as Gutierrez – had pulled down their pants and hurt them.
Another 4-year-old alleged seeing Gutierrez in the bedroom with the child, the complaint states.
After being taken to Children's Hospital in St. Paul, the child tested positive for gonorrhea.
Gutierrez was allegedly found hiding in an attic of a home in West St. Paul after a SWAT team executed a search warrant there.
A forensic sexual assault examination allegedly concluded Gutierrez tested positive for gonorrhea as well.