Man sentenced in attempted sexual assault of young teen rescued by witnesses

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 15:58:51-05

PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced after neighbors had to bust down a door and rescue a young teen from a sexual assault.

Court paperwork filed last month shows that Herman Gutierrez Fuentes, 20, was sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to child abuse.

On May 26, 2019, three residents broke down Fuentes' bedroom door and found him and a 13-year-old girl naked from the waist down.

Witnesses told police that the girl was passed out on the floor after drinking with Fuentes.

One witness found Fuentes in the corner of the room wearing just a shirt. Fuentes told the witness, "I messed up," before he threw Fuentes against a wall, holding him for the police.

The girl was transported from the home, near 59th Avenue and McDowell Road, to a local hospital. Police say the B.A.C. level of the girl was .189.

Fuentes admitted that he provided alcohol for the teen and drank with her until she was "very intoxicated." He pulled her pants down and was about to rape the girl when the witnesses burst into his room.

Fuentes was initially charged with attempted sexual assault but plead to child abuse. In addition to the 10-year probation sentence, Fuentes will be classified as a registered sex offender.