Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 12:13 am
Elmont, NY (July 3, 2019) – Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who turned himself in on Tuesday, July 2nd after he was reported to have sexually abused a 14-year-old girl. The incident took place at a birthday party in Elmont on Sunday, June 30th, according to authorities.
Police stated that 24-year-old Alex Rivera, who was a guest at a birthday party, entered the girl’s bathroom and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. The girl’s father stated that he noticed he hadn’t seen his daughter in a little while as of 4:00 a.m.
Rivera allegedly met the girl in the bathroom, where he forcibly touched and kissed her, pinning her against a wall. The victim was eventually able to fight off her attacker and immediately reported the incident to her parents. Rivera ultimately admitted to the incident, blaming his actions on too much alcohol. He has been arrested and arraigned and is being held on $50,000 bail.
Sexual Abuse in New York
First and foremost, we would like to offer our sincerest sympathies to the victim of the suspect as we maintain hope for her ability to recover from this incident. It is terribly important to understand that, as the victim of any form of sexual abuse in New York, you may have very substantial rights in terms of recovering compensation for the misconduct that you were wrongfully forced to endure.
At Hach & Rose, we are devoted to holding sexual abusers liable for their atrocious and appalling actions. Our compassionate attorneys are unconditionally dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our sexual abuse attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.
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