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LA PLATA, MD—Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County announced that on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Jaime Antonio Rivera, 27 of La Plata, entered an Alford Plea to the Sexual Offense in the Third Degree of Rosa Rosales.

On March 16, 2010, officers responded to the 12000 block of Country Lane in Waldorf for an unknown trouble call. On the scene, officers discovered the female victim who then reported being sexually assaulted by several males that evening. An investigation revealed that during the evening hours of March 15, 2010, the victim was offered a ride home from a nightclub in Northern Virginia by a male she met at the establishment. Upon entering the vehicle, the victim noticed several males also occupying the vehicle. The victim was subsequently taken to an unwanted location and brought into the downstairs area of a house with several other men. During a span of time, the victim was repeatedly threatened and sexually assaulted by various men. She was eventually able to escape that night and found refuge at a neighboring house, in which the resident called the police.

A sexual assault nurse examination was performed on the victim and evidence was collected and sent to the Maryland State Police Forensic Lab for analysis. However, Rivera was not identified until his DNA was collected and examined for a different sexual assault and rape charge. During the analysis process for the unrelated case, Rivera’s DNA was found to match the DNA recovered from Rosales’ examination.

Visiting Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge Erik H. Nyce sentenced Rivera to 7 years, to run concurrent with a life plus 25 years sentence he received for a case involving the rape of a household member.