Booking photo for Juan Ramon Gutierrez-Lopez. (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN — A 30-year-old Hyrum man who previously spent time in jail and prison for harassing multiple women has been convicted again of similar crimes. Juan Ramon Gutierrez-Lopez was found guilty by a jury following a two day trial.
According to court records, Gutierrez was convicted on one count of stalking, a second-degree felony. The verdict in 1st District Court was reached Thursday afternoon.
According to prosecutors, 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 for similar charges. 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 trial. The jury deliberated for about three hours before reaching their decision.
Gutierrez remains in the Utah State Prison for violating his parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 1 and could face an additional 15 years.