Officer Accused Of Raping Wife’s Best Friend Inside Couple’s Home.
A Las Vegas Officer was arrested for raping his wife’s best friend. The victim said she who woke up to the man on top of her after a night of drinking at the couple’s home.
According to KSNV the victim, Vivian Solomon said she was visiting her longtime friend last week, meeting the woman’s husband, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Manuel A. Gutierrez, and their 6-month-old baby for the first time. After a night of drinking on Saturday, she said, she went to bed in the couple’s home.
“All of a sudden I woke up and he was on top of me,” Solomon added. “I asked him to stop, screamed for him to get out. I was so disoriented, so confused and scared.”
Solomon said she then took an Uber to Southern Hills Hospital before being escorted by police to University Medical Center, where a rape exam was performed.
“I couldn’t imagine that that would ever have happened,” she said. “I thought I was in my best friend’s home in a safe place — the home of a police officer.”
Solomon said Gutierrez’s wife later apologized for her husband’s actions, saying she “had no words” for his conduct.
“She said how sorry she was that this happened,” Solomon said.
Gutierrez, 37, has worked for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2014. He was suspended without pay following his arrest on Saturday.
“I am fully traumatized and I consider myself a strong woman,” she said. “I am crumbled.”
Gutierrez was charged with one count of sex assault and is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on Friday on $25,000 bail.
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