Charge Against Trainer Guerrero Dropped

Leading conditioner at Parx Racing is appealing 10-year suspension over incident.

A misdemeanor charge of indecently assaulting a 23-year-old woman at Parx Racing in Bensalem Township, Pa., has been dropped against trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero.

According to the Bucks County Courier-Times, the Bucks County District Attorney’s office dropped the charge after it was determined no crime was committed.

The alleged incident occurred Nov. 16, police said. Guerrero, a resident of southern New Jersey, was served a summons the week of Dec. 11. Immediately following the incident, the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission suspended Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx Racing and Casino, for 10 years.

According to the Courier-Times, the account by the female employee of the track who brought the complaint was credible but it was deemed not to be an actionable offense.

“She was 100% credible. That is a key factor in this case. The police got a complaint, they investigated it and charges were filed in good faith. We reviewed and believed there was no prosecutorial merit,” assistant district attorney Blake Jackman told the paper.

The female alleged that Guerrero pushed her into an office on Nov. 16, pulled her to him and kissed her on the lips, according to court documents. She pushed him away, but he then touched her on the buttocks, according to the documents.

Although “unprofessional,’’ it was deemed the case against Guerrero could not be won because it wasn’t criminal, Jackman said.

An attorney for Guerrero, Bill Goldman, told the paper that justice had been served and that his client will now seek to have the 10-year ban overturned.