Child Pornography Federal Indictment Orlando Rivera 11.13.2017

In July 2017, Det. Randell Zook received a tip via National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding a male in Lancaster City that had enticed a juvenile female to engage in the production and disemination of naked images of herself via social media. The male had also sent images of his genitalia to the victim.

Through the course of his investigation, Det. Zook worked with an investigator from Minnesota, where the victim resides. Det. Zook also worked with the FBI and US Attorney's Office (Eastern District). 

On 20 July 2017 Det. Zook charged the suspect, Orlando Rivera M/29 200 blk. E. King St. Lancaster, PA, with multiple felonies related to his investigation. Rivera had been held at Lancaster County Prison.

On 13 November 2017, the US Attorney's Office (Eastern District) announced a federal indictment for Rivera. Rivera was transfered to federal custody.

 The narrative of the press release from their office reads:


            PHILADELPHIA – Orlando Rivera, 29, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was charged by Indictment with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, production of child pornography, and transfer of obscene material to a minor, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen.

 These charges carry a 15 year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, and a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

An Indictment is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the Lancaster Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Capital City Crimes Against Children Task Force.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Denise S. Wolf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

A .pdf copy of the release is attached to this publication. 

Orlando Rivera M/29 200 blk. E. King St. Lancaster, PA

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