A man accused of raping three women in one violent invasion of their San Pedro apartment left the court a free man today. Back in September of 2013, 25 year old Eric Gutierrez allegedly chased one woman with a screwdriver into her friends' apartment where he tried to rob one of them, and then ended up allegedly raping all three.
He allegedly also stabbed all three with the screwdriver. One of the women told police that Guitierrez seemed to have been under the influence of some drug, and offered to get some water for one of the women who had fainted. He went to get the water and they went to get help from a male nieghbor. When Guitierrez returned with the water the man chased him off.
He was charged with 6 counts, 3 for rape and 3 for wounding. But all those were dismissed today by Justice Adolph Lucas when the 3 women, failed to appear. The women were first summoned to appear in court on October 2 and they did not do so. They were summoned again to come to court and when they did not show up today Justice Lucas said he was satisfied that they are not interested, so he dismissed the charges.
Although the charges against Guitierrez were dismissed he was not freed because he is serving a sentence of 5 years for burglary.