ESTHERVILLE – A Northern Iowa man is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl and using a fake identity to get a job.
On April 10, 2019 an Officer with the Estherville Police Department spoke with an Estherville resident who reported that her 6-year-old daughter had possibly been the victim of a Sexual Abuse. The resident reported that she learned her daughter was possibly the victim of Sexual Abuse between the dates of May 1, 2018 and July 1, 2018. After taking the initial complaint, the Estherville Police Department forwarded the information gathered during the investigation to the Iowa Department of Human Services.
On April 25, 2019, as a result of the joint investigation with the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Estherville Police Department arrested 26-year-old Angel Hernandez-Gutierrez of Estherville. Hernandez-Gutierrez was charged with Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree a class “B” Felony. Hernandez-Gutierrez was seen by a Magistrate and his bond was set at $25,000.
As part of the ongoing investigation, Hernandez-Gutierrez was additionally charged with Forgery a class “D” Felony for falsifying his identity to obtain employment on November 16, 2018. Hernandez-Gutierrez was seen by a Magistrate on the additional charge, and his bond was set at $5000 cash or surety. Hernandez-Gutierrez is also being held on an ICE detainer in the Emmet County Jail.