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Posted on: September 26, 2019

MAN INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER IN DEATH OF AMESBURY TEEN

SALEM MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 26, 2019

An Essex County Grand Jury today indicted a Lawrence man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 13-year old girl last May as well as additional rape charges and human trafficking. Twelve of the 19 indictments are new charges and the remaining seven were existing charges that were re-indicted. 

The new indictments charge Carlos Rivera, 47, with involuntary manslaughter, 4 counts of aggravated rape of child, rape, and 6 counts of human trafficking.  The original charges that were re-indicted include aggravated rape of a child, 2 counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or over, 2 counts of distribution of Class B drug to a minor, and distribution Class A.

The indictments allege behavior that took place from late 2013 to May of 2019 that victimized 3 adult women and 7 girls under 18 (this includes the two underage girls who were alleged victims in the original indictments.)

Mr. Rivera will be arraigned TOMORROW (Friday, September 27th) around 11:00 am in Salem Superior Court (Courtroom K)

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 ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT CLOSING STATEMENTS IN CW V DOUGHTY WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW AT 9 AM IN SALEM SUPERIOR COURT (Courtroom J)

 Carrie Kimball

Director of Communications

Essex District Attorney’s Office

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