Booking photo for Juan Ramon Gutierrez-Lopez. (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN — A 30-year-old Hyrum man convicted repeatedly of harassing women has been sentenced to prison for a second time. Juan Ramon Gutierrez-Lopez was ordered to serve an additional sentence of one to 15 years after a jury in June found him guilty.
According to court staff, Gutierrez was sentenced Monday morning in 1st District Court. He was previously found guilty of one count of stalking, a second-degree felony.
Judge Spencer Walsh ordered Gutierrez to serve the new sentence after successfully completing his current term of zero to 5 years for an earlier stalking conviction. The exact length of incarceration will be determined by the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole.
In May 2021, Gutierrez contacted the victim while she was riding a Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) bus. As she got off, he began asking her personal questions and offered to sell her shoes.
Several days later, Gutierrez called the victim and again offered to sell her shoes. She told him that she was not interested and to leave her alone.
In July, Gutierrez again approached the victim as she was exciting a CVTD bus. He again asked her personal questions and followed her home. She told him to stop contacting her, but days later he returned with a pump, offering to fix a bike tire. She again told him she was not interested and to leave.
The crime occurred while the defendant was on parole. He has been in trouble multiple times, accused of roaming the halls of school buildings and harassing people. He has also been trespassed from several locations including the CVTD.
Court records show, Gutierrez did not testify during the two day trial last month. The jury deliberated for about three hours before reaching their decision.