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Gardnerville man held in sexual assault of child

by Kurt Hildebrand
khildebrand@recordcourier.com
Gutierrez

If allegations of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor are proven against a Gardnerville man, he could face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Miguel Briones Gutierrez, 34, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday with his attorney, Derrick Lopez, and an interpreter.

Lopez confirmed the case could result in a life sentence.

Gutierrez is accused of molesting an 11-year-old child. He is being held in Douglas County jail on $250,000 bail.

Lopez said his client was seeking a speedy preliminary hearing. Perkins set a Oct. 10 preliminary hearing where prosecutors will have to present evidence that a crime had been committed and that Gutierrez could have committed it. Should East Fork Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins find that a crime was committed, Gutierrez would face a jury in district court.

Perkins told Lopez that he funding was authorized to pay for an interpreter when talking to Gutierrez.

Perkins asked Lopez if he was going to seek co-counsel in the case. Lopez said he was waiting until he got all the reports to make a decision.


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