Source: CVDaily Feed

LOGAN — A 26-year-old former Logan resident has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman two years ago.

Andrew Gutierrez appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon, ahead of a three day trial that was scheduled to begin in July. His attorney told the court they had accepted a plea deal, acknowledging that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to prove a crime was committed.

State attorney Spencer Walsh said Gutierrez inappropriately touched the alleged victim while the two were watching a movie in her apartment.

The incident reportedly took place in August 2012, while the two were students at Utah State University. Gutierrez was later arrested. The case had been delayed after the defendant moved to Boulder, Colorado to continue his education.

Under conditions of Monday’s plea agreement, Guitierrez entered an Alfred plea to forcible sex abuse, a second-degree felony, and state prosecutors agreed to drop a charge of object rape, first-degree felony.

Gutierrez will be sentenced August 10 and could face one-to-15 years in prison.