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Man allegedly sexually assaulted young physically disabled girl in McHenry

Manuel A. Rivera, 61, of Tampa, Florida

A 61-year-old Florida man is in the McHenry County Jail after police said he sexually assaulted a young girl with a physical disability.

Manuel A. Rivera, 61, of the 7000 block of North Interbay Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13 and predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.

According to the Northwest Herald, McHenry police filed a complaint on June 30 in court accusing Rivera of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 13 on May 16. Rivera is also accused of sexually assaulting a girl with a physical disability on June 28. It is unknown if it was the same girl as the first incident.

If convicted on the predatory sexual assault charge he could face 6 to 30 years in prison, the Herald reported.

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Rivera was arrested on a warrant and transferred to the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday where he is being held on a $150,000 bond. He must post $15,000 bail in order to be released, jail records show.

He is next scheduled to appear in court on January 22.


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