Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office arrests man on charge of statutory rape

Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Dec. 7 on the charge of statutory rape of a child less than or equal to the age of 15.
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 9:53 AM EST
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BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on Dec. 7 on the charge of statutory rape of a child less than or equal to the age of 15.

According to the BCSO, they received a report of a juvenile who had been sexually assaulted on Nov. 25.

Roberto Ortiz Rivera, 38, was arrested at his workplace in Rowland in connection to the alleged incident and is held under a $2,500,000 secured bond.

A BCSO press release notes that more charges are expected.