La Plata Man Convicted of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

January 27, 2017
Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata

Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, a Charles County jury convicted Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata, of First Degree Rape, two counts of Second Degree Rape, and Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

During the week of June 6, 2016, the victim, who was under 18 years of age, told friends at school that she was being sexually assaulted by Jaime Rivera. Her friends subsequently reported the allegation to a school counselor, who notified the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services. The victim was immediately taken to Charles County Regional Medical Center for a forensic exam, where it was revealed that she suffered physical traumatic injuries consistent with sexual assault.

An investigation revealed that over a four year period, the defendant repeatedly sexually assaulted the victim, oftentimes by threatening to use or actually displaying a knife. The last sexual assault occurred a few days before she revealed the crimes to her friends.

Investigators recovered an article of the victims clothing. That clothing was submitted to the Maryland State Police Crime Lab for DNA analysis. That analysis revealed that there were body fluids found on the clothing and further analysis determined that the body fluids were that of the defendant.

Assistant State’s Attorney, Sarah Freeman commented on the jury’s verdict stating, “These cases happen all too often. I am gratified that the jury saw the truth and that this youngster’s courage and refusal to remain a victim resulted in a just verdict. It takes tremendous courage to face someone in court who, for years, abused you.”

A sentencing date has been set for April 6, 2017. He faces life plus 115 years.

Rivera also has a separate case still pending in which he allegedly participated in a gang rape in 2010. That case is set for April 24, 2017.

Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata

Jaime Antonio Rivera, age 26, of La Plata

 

34 Responses to La Plata Man Convicted of Rape and Sexual Abuse of a Minor

  1. Steve on January 27, 2017 at 10:39 am

    POS Garbage

  2. deplorable on January 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    The wall can’t come any quicker.

    • Anonymous on January 27, 2017 at 11:32 am

      I am assuming you are a white racist making a statement like that. Are you trying say no other groups commit rapes? And how do you know this guy jumped the fence? He could have been born in the United States.

      • Anonymous on January 28, 2017 at 9:41 am

        Are blacks, latinos and asians not allowed to be racists?

      • Doug Maddox on January 28, 2017 at 10:07 am

        Sounds like he’s a white “realist’ to me. Just to be safe, why don’t you take Mr. Rivera into your family? You can take a chance on him, I prefer not to. America first! Finally after 8 years of being led by a Muslim socialist. We only survived due to our will to save our families and the country we love.

        • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 7:45 pm

          Why do deplorables like you bother to respond. America first is a farce. Republicans lie and call it alternative facts. Why is Hogan giving the Ravens $24 million to renovate Ravens stadium only to have the Ravens increase ticket prices because of a better stadium. How many different ways will the republicans rip off Maryland taxpayers. Let’s see you lie your way out of that one christian.

      • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm

        Very well said.

  3. research on January 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    they’re gonna LOVE you up North…Let’s see how much YOU like being the victim of rape…

    • Jaime Rivera on January 27, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      I love it!

  4. Anonymous on January 27, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Why is there a gang rape case still “pending” from 2010? If our justice system is moving that slowly, maybe changes need to be made. If a speedy trial concept had been followed, maybe there would be no need for this one to ever happen.

  5. Big Dookie on January 27, 2017 at 11:27 am

    what is the deal with Hispanics and rape? They are starting to behave like the savage white man.

    • Ms. Justice bb on January 27, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Ha!ha! You said it all! I don’t want them around my grand kids. A rapist comes in all colors. However, Hispanics are very dangerous child molesters.

      • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm

        However dip s-it deplorables are liars.

    • Al on January 28, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      And, they’re killing one another and blaming others just like the black man.

    • Whyte Rider on January 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      That makes no sense. You typed “white” after savage, instead of “black”. No charge for correcting your obvious mistake. Your Obama phone is probably the culprit, as they are preprogrammed to blame everything on white people. That’s so unfair, because we work so hard to provide for ungrateful leeches like you. Get a job and start paying us reparations for the social programs we funded for your worthless azzes!

    • Big Dookie Carraway on January 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

      And, people like Deonte Carraway!

  6. Anonymous on January 27, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Build that wall and deport all criminal aliens. Why is this guy still here?

    • AliceW on January 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      The story did not say if he is a citizen or illegal or an immigrant, either of the last two will get him deported in a sane world but that is pushing it for a blue state.

      • anonymous on January 29, 2017 at 9:03 pm

        This state made it so illegals can get their license. So it’s doubtful.

      • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        Hogan runs this state you can’t have it both ways.

  7. Anonymous on January 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I hope he suffers every day he is in prison. Never mind, this is Maryland. He will probably enjoy free cable, better and more food then most poor people get, and even a better educational opportunity then most poor people get. There is no true justice anymore.

  8. Nick on January 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Hang him by his balls!

  9. seth on January 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Is he an illegal alien?

  10. Wanda W on January 27, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    whats his immigration status.

  11. Tyreese Johnson on January 27, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Laplatas small town charm isn’t so charming. Maybe for the rapists and murderers it is. When you flush a toilet in Waldorf, it ends up in laplata. Nice!

    • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Spoken like a truly good neighbor. I was considering buying a home in LaPlata but will not even come close to living near people like you.

      • MeadowsCrew4Life on January 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm

        Yo’ Dogg! The Laplata is straight up New Jack City, we ain’t play’n, sling’n rock, smoke’n and joke’n !

      • anonymous on February 1, 2017 at 1:25 am

        Even if you work in MD you’d be way you better off and just go another 20 miles and buy in VA..

  12. Moe on January 28, 2017 at 11:21 am

    They need to lock him up underneath the jail…but i find it funny that so many assume that this guy is an illegal alien. When the article never mentioned it

    • Andrew Williams on January 29, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Stated like a true pendejo. Your parents must be proud of you!

    • Grande Dookie on January 30, 2017 at 7:38 am

      I’m going to go about this from the other point of view. If this guy was a citizen, it would have been reported in the story. Its amazing how many times that information is simply not included when it is an illegal immigrant, sorry, an undocumented immigrant…

  13. Anonymous on January 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    The amount of racism on this post is crazy. Not all Hispanics are rapist. Every race has bad people.the 2010 gang rape was a cold case. The DNA from this case linked him to the 2010 gang rape.

    • Anonymous on January 30, 2017 at 10:23 am

      So if he is found not guilty, you will surely let him stay with you until he gets back on his feet again, right?

    • John Wayneburg on February 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Most are rapists. Make the wall electric so we can watch them fry. Talk about refried beaners!