Illegal alien sentenced for sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl in Pennsylvania


JUNE 13, 2013

Another "willing worker" caught victimizing a child

On Wednesday, Lehigh County Judge James Anthony sentenced Nolvis Rivera-Garcia, 38, to 10 to 30 years prison for the attempted rape of a 7-year-old girl in Allentown.

The Honduran national pleaded no contest to the charge in March.

On July 27, 2011, the victim was grabbed by Rivera-Garcia while riding her bike to her grandmother's house, according to court documents.

Her assailant then pulled her into a nearby house and assaulted her, threatening to kill her if she made a sound.

The girl's mother actually discovered Rivera-Garcia on top of the little girl. She had been out, searching through vacant buildings for her missing daughter.

In addition to the mother's eyewitness account of the assault, Rivera-Garcia's DNA was found inside the little girl's underwear, according to prosecutors.

The Express-Times reported:

During his sentencing today, Rivera-Garcia said he does not remember the the incident, and that he was highly intoxicated and high on drugs at the time.

"I would not do something like that," Rivera-Garcia said, wearing a blue prison jumpsuit and shackles before Lehigh County Judge James Anthony.

When asked by his attorney whether he wanted to apologize to the victim,Rivera-Garcia said, "Yeah, I apologize."

Deputy District Attorney Matthew Falk said it was absurd for Rivera-Garcia to blame alcohol and drugs for his crime.

In exchange for his plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the other charges against him including aggravated indecent assault of a child, rape of a child, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.

Rivera-Garcia has reportedly been living illegally in this country for at least 15 years.