January 20, 2011 by staff
Sergeant David Gutierrez sobbed as he apologized to his family, victims and the Air Force and asked through his sentence.
“I brought this on myself,” Gutierrez said Lieutenant-Colonel William Muldoon, the presiding judge at his court martial.
“All we have to do is Google my name and my life is before them. This, I know it’s my fault.”
Gutierrez, 43, was convicted of seven counts of aggravated assault; seven counts of adultery, plus one count of committing an indecent act and disobeying the order a senior officer to tell sexual partners of his condition.
Military prosecutors asked that he receive no less than 18 years in prison and lose his medical benefits, which Gutierrez said would result in a death sentence for him.
Gutierrez repeatedly played Russian roulette with the lives of people in this community, “Prosecutor Captain Kidd Sam said.
Prosecutors said Gutierrez might have been in contact with no fewer than 500 people seeking casual sex partners through the swnger’s party posted on sites for adults.
None of the eight women who testified against Gutierrez contracted the HIV virus when they met.
While charges were laid against civilians accused of exposing people to HIV, a public affairs officer at McConnell Air Force Base, where the court martial is taking place said he was unaware of the procedures cons similar military.
Although Gutierrez was accused of adultery, witnesses said his wife was willing to participate in joint trade parties.
A woman in North Carolina said Tuesday that she and her husband met with Gutierrez and his wife through an “Adult Friend Finder” site in Kansas while they were building a restaurant.
The couple agreed to a “Meet and Greet” at a bar in a suburb of Wichita, she said, adding that the couple then invited Gutierrez and his wife in their hotel room for sex with spouses each other.
“It was an exchange of all,” she said.
Gutierrez was wearing a condom during sex, she said.
The evening ended with “nice to conditions, she said, adding that Gutierrez and his wife” were nice people, but they never met again.
Another witness testified she accompanied Gutierrez swngers in two events the same day in November 2009, one at a barbecue and another to a “toga party” held in a hotel room.
She saw Gutierrez have sex with a woman with two events, and also saw him appear to receive oral sex from a man, even if she thinks that both men were merely jokes.
Military investigators have discovered the alleged activities Gutierrez through interviews with his wife, who said he had contracted the virus while he was stationed in Italy.
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David Gutierrez, Air Force Tech Sgt. will face tests from today, with a maximum of three women who take a stand against him for having unprotected sex with them without letting them know that he tested positive for HIV.
Gutierrez, who was arrested on 9 August’2010, was slammed with charges of sleeping with many women, keeping HIV-positive status under a bushel.
Currently, a total of ten counts against him a slap with three counts of sexual assault, and the rest of adultery and having sex in front of viewers.
However, Gutierrez’s lawyer said that unprotected sex with multiple partners, not to mention your HIV status does not count a case of aggravated assault.
According to Gutierrez’s wife, he contracted HIV when he went to Italy in 2007. At twenty years of Air Force veteran, Gutierrez used to attract women through “friend finding” adult sites.
Its easy targets people who were like-minded swinging couples and singles looking for casual sex.
When asked if women had already told Gutierrez that he is HIV positive, saying that whenever they asked him refuted them, he flatly refused and they were confident in the Army considering his background.
Although none of the women tested positive for HIV, Gutierrez will face no less than 53 years in prison if found guilty, which is not less than life imprisonment.
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