UT Brownsville Student Facing Sexual Assault Charge


BROWNSVILLE–A Brownsville man was charged with aggravated sexual assault after he was accused of raping a UT Brownsville student in her dorm last weekend.

The student reported to police she was sexual assaulted at Casa Bella Dorm on campus on April 29th in a date rape incident involving a fellow student..

Abel Gutierrez was arrested Tuesday and taken to Carrizales Detention Center to be arraigned on the criminal charge.

According to the arrest affidavit, the student told Gutierrez to stop having sex with her and he refused. So she started yelling and bit Gutierrez on the chest.

It also states Gutierrez bit the victim on the cheek and struck the rape victim in the face after she wouldn’t stop biting him. It left a bruised on her left eye.

The victim stated Gutierrez put his clothes on and then left her dorm after that.

UT Brownsville officials confirm the incident and issued a statement.

“A team of staff from Residential Life will be meeting with students in the residence halls to respond to questions and emphasize the importance of personal safety, Chief John Cardoza said.”.



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