CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Harrisburg, Pa., man on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing in Franklin County Central Court on charges that he sexually assaulted a girl repeatedly over a period of about a year.
Alexis Ocasio Rivera, 36, is charged with several felony counts of rape of a child, as well as statutory sexual assault and indecent assault. Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter said Rivera is in Franklin County Jail on $125,000 bond and his mandatory arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 6.
The girl, now 14, was interviewed in April and told Chambersburg police that Rivera first assaulted her in 2006 at her home, according to the affidavit of probable cause. At the time Rivera was living with the girl's family, police said.
The sexual contact continued for about a year, police said. The girl, who was 12 when the first incident happened, told police she was too afraid to tell anyone, according to the affidavit.