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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2019
An Essex County Grand Jury today indicted a Lawrence man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 13-year old girl last May as well as additional rape charges and human trafficking. Twelve of the 19 indictments are new charges and the remaining seven were existing charges that were re-indicted.
The new indictments charge Carlos Rivera, 47, with
involuntary manslaughter, 4 counts of aggravated rape of child, rape, and 6
counts of human trafficking. The original charges that were re-indicted
include aggravated rape of a child, 2 counts of indecent assault and battery on
a child under 14, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, 2 counts
of distribution of Class B drug to a minor, and distribution Class A.
The indictments allege behavior that took place from late
2013 to May of 2019 that victimized 3 adult women and 7 girls under 18 (this
includes the two underage girls who were alleged victims in the original
Mr. Rivera will be arraigned TOMORROW (Friday, September
27th) around 11:00 am in Salem Superior Court (Courtroom K)
ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT CLOSING STATEMENTS IN CW V DOUGHTY
WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW AT 9 AM IN SALEM SUPERIOR COURT (Courtroom J)
District Attorney’s Office