Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced that Daniel Rivera, 56, of Annapolis, was sentenced today 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.
“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.”
In August of 2015, Rivera sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl on a mattress in the back of a 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.
Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford, II presided over the sentencing. ASA Anastasia Prigge prosecuted the case.