'Pillar of the community' told girl, 5, she would be sent to orphanage if she revealed sex assault Colleen_Smith June 02, 2017
ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Rockland man was arrested for committing acts of sexual abuse against a child under the age of 13 and for endangering the welfare of a child, according to Haverstraw police.
Luis Rivera, 57, of West Haverstraw was charged following a lengthy investigation into the abuse, said Detective Sgt. George Lutz.
Lutz said the department is asking for the public's help in locating any other possible victims of abuse who may have had contact with Rivera.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverstraw Police Department at 845-354-1500 or the tipline at TIPS@HAVERSTRAWPOLICE.ORG. All information will remain anonymous.
Rivera was released on his own recognizance following his arrest. He has not been arrested in the past for sexual crimes, Lutz said.
A month after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter, a Lubbock man was given the maximum sentence on two charges.