Little Rock, AR — Marco Antonio de la Rosa Gutierrez, a waiter at the Casa Manana Mexican restaurant, was arrested Friday night after police say he lured a 7-year-old girl into the men’s room and raped her.
According to authorities, the child was at the restaurant with family when she excused herself from the table and made her way to the restroom. It was then that Gutierrez allegedly lured the child into the men’s restroom and sexually assaulted her – all in the span of about five minutes. When he was through with her, he reportedly continued to wait tables until police arrived.
Restaurant owner Desiderio Juarez says Gutierrez has worked at Casa Manana for nearly 10-years. Juarez considered him a good employee, but wants him held accountable if found guilty. “He’s got a family. He’s got a wife and he has kids.”
The child was examined at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and has been interviewed by police. Gutierrez, 35, is being held on $1 million bond. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Gutierrez is not a registered sex offender, but does have a criminal history.Tags: Arkansas, child rape, Sexual Assault