Friday, July 24, 2009

Arturo Rivas Charged with Sexual Assault on 7-year-old

Arturo Rivas, 44, of Bellmead, was free on $25,000 bond Thursday evening after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child in connection with an incident that happened in 2005.

Rivas turned himself in Wednesday at the McLennan County Jail, Bellmead Police Chief Robert Harold said.

The charge stems from the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl in December 2005 in a van in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store in Bellmead.

Harold said the girl had just recently come forward about the assault.

A warrant for Rivas’ arrest was issued as a result of the ensuing investigation, Harold said.

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