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Court Docs: Man Accused in Lawrence Girl's Death Offered Teens Drugs, Alcohol, Money for Sex

Carlos Rivera, 47, is being held without bail following his indictment on seven charges in connection with the death of Chloe Ricard

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    Man Facing Child Rape Charge in Connection to Teen's Death

    A Massachusetts man accused of giving a 13-year-old cocaine and dropping her off at a Lawrence hospital before she died is now facing a child rape charge.

    (Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019)

    Court documents are revealing chilling new details about the man facing charges in the death of a 13-year-old girl left at a Lawrence hospital in May.

    Carlos Rivera, 47, continues to be held without bail following his indictment on seven charges, including one count of aggravated rape of a child, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and two counts of distribution of cocaine to a minor.

    Chloe Ricard, of Amesbury, was left at Lawrence General Hospital on May 20 and died shortly after her arrival, according to prosecutors.

    Rivera, of Lawrence, was arrested five days later after officials reviewed surveillance footage and spent days investigating the mystery of Ricard's death.

    Man Connected to Death of Lawrence Teen Held Without Bail

    [NECN] Man Connected to Death of Lawrence Teen Held Without Bail

    A Massachusetts man was ordered held without bail Tuesday in connection with the death of a Lawrence teenager who was dropped off at a hospital and later died.

    (Published Tuesday, May 28, 2019)

    According to court documents obtained by The Boston Globe, Rivera allegedly lured teenage girls to his apartment by offering them drugs, alcohol and money in return for sex. Prosecutors say he may have committed sex- and drug-related crimes against "more than a dozen" other victims.

    The court documents also show that Rivera had over 7,000 photos of teenage girls on his phone and more than 100 pictures of girls in his bedroom.

    In June, prosecutors said Rivera sexually assaulted and gave cocaine to teenage girls. They also said he also indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl at an earlier date.

    Rivera is due back in court for a dangerousness hearing Sept. 27. Prosecutors said there is an ongoing grand jury investigation in the case, and he could face additional charges.

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