A South Carolina police officer and his wife were finally arrested for criminal sexual conduct committed against children between July 25, 1995, and July 24, 1997. According to SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) 47-year-old Caleb Rivera, a former police officer at Spartanburg Methodist College, and his wife 47-year-old Julia Rivera committed multiple crimes against children that were under the age of 16. Caleb Rivera is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His wife is charged with committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16.
“According to arrest warrants, Mrs. Rivera exposed herself and her private parts in a lewd and lascivious manner to a minor. They say she enticed the child into the shower and rubbed soap on herself in a lewd and lascivious manner and instructed the minor to soap themselves in the same way. This was done as Mrs. Rivera stared at the child with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust, passions, or sexual desires of the child, according to arrest warrants. According to arrest warrants, Mr. Rivera did use force to commit sexual battery on a minor by lifting the child, placing them on his bed, and slipping his hand into the child’s shorts and underwear,” wrote FOX Carolina’s Alvieann Chandler. Both remain at the Abbeville County Detention Center.
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