Lancaster man faces federal indictment for enticing Minnesota minor to produce lewd images
LANCASTER CITY, Pa —
Orlando Rivera has been charged by way of a federal indictment after Lancaster Bureau of Police say he enticed a juvenile to produce naked images of herself on social media.
Police say the investigation into Orlando began in July 2017 when Detective Randall Zook started looking into a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). According to police, the tip stated that a Lancaster City man had convinced a young female to create and distribute pornographic images of herself, and that the man had also sent the victim pictures of his genitalia.
Police say that the victim lives in Minnesota, and therefore Detective Zook joined forces with an investigator from that area, along with the FBI and the US Attorney's Office of the Eastern District.
On July 20, 2017, Rivera was charged with multiple felonies as a result of the investigation, and was subsequently held at Lancaster County Prison.
On Monday, the US Attorney's Office announced the federal indictment for Rivera, and he was then transferred to federal custody.
The US Attorney's Office says that Rivera is charged with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, production of child pornography, and transfer of obscene material to a minor.
According to the US Attorney's Office, such charges are met with a minimum 15-year sentence and a maximum of a life sentence.
The US Attorney's Office also specified that an indictment is not a verdict, and Rivera is presumed innocent until proven guilty.