Annapolis Police Beat: Daniel Rivera sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape of child in back of laundromat-cafe

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WBAL photo of laundromat and restaurant where rape took place

WBAL photo of laundromat and restaurant where rape took place

Daniel Rivera Sentenced to 15 Years for Second Degree Rape, Second Degree Sex Offense of 12-Year-Old Girl

Daniel Rivera Sentenced to 15 Years for Second Degree Rape of child in Annapolis

Daniel Rivera Sentenced to 15 Years for Second Degree Rape of child in Annapolis

Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Daniel Tobar Rivera, 56, of Annapolis, was sentenced on March 15, 2016, to two concurrent 15 year sentences, for second-degree sex offense and second-degree rape for assaulting a 12-year-old girl in the back of an Annapolis laundromat off of Forest Drive.

Rivera had been charged with 18 counts in connection with the rape of the child.

Rivera entered an Alford Plea of Guilty to two counts with the other 16 counts dropped.

Anne Arundel County States Attorney Wes Adams.

Anne Arundel County States Attorney Wes Adams.

“Sexually preying upon children is inexcusable,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams. “This case is extremely sad, and this victim will be forever changed as a result of Mr. Rivera’s detestable actions. I appreciate Judge Mulford for holding this criminal accountable and sentencing him at the top end of the guidelines.”

On August 15, 2015, Rivera raped a 12-year-old girl on a mattress in the back of an Annapolis laundromat as the victim’s mother washed clothes in the front room. Rivera told the girl to lie to her mother and say she was playing on the computer and threatened the victim with harm if she told anyone.

Rivera was ordered to register as a Tier III Sex Offender, which is a lifetime registration.

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Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II presided over the sentencing. Assistant States Attorney Anastasia Prigge prosecuted the case.

Site of rape of child in Annapolis by Daniel Rivera. Map from Google

Site of rape of child in Annapolis by Daniel Rivera. Map from Google

Annapolis City Police Detective Bealfeld filed the 26 original charges against Rivera, who had given an address of 2942 Green Mount Ave., in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 20, 2015. He was held on a half-million-dollar bond after a hearing on Oct. 23, 2015.

On the criminal indictment, the address shown on court records was for the Laundromat and Lupita’s Restaurant, both at 1313 Forest Drive, in Annapolis, Md.

Unless Rivera had been charged with any other crimes under an alias, Maryland Court records show no other criminal charges ever placed against the fifty-six-year-old man before his rape of the child. He may be eligible for parole upon serving half of his sentence meaning he could be out when the child is 19-years-old and could once again become this animal’s victim.

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