By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
A child predator is off the streets thanks to the Huron Township Police Department and the Western Wayne Community Resource Team (CRT).
According to Huron Police Chief Everette Robbins, 32 year old Victor Alejandro Torres-Rivera of Lincoln Park was arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in connection with a criminal sexual conduct complaint involving a 12 year old Huron Township resident.
According to Robbins, the incident took place on Friday, Oct. 10. The suspect was also a trusted family friend of the victim.
Torres-Rivera is charged with three counts criminal sexual conduct first degree (persons under 13), three counts of criminal sexual conduct third degree (person 13-15), and criminal sexual conduct second degree (person under 13). Torres-Rivera is also charged with furnishing obscenity to children, a 90 day misdemeanor.
Torres-Rivera was arraigned on all charges and remains in custody in the Wayne County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Chief Robbins thanked the Western Wayne Community Resource Team for their continued assistance.
“WWCRT is a very successful and well respected concept team that is a valuable resource for the Huron Township Police Department and all of the Western Wayne Community,” said Robbins.
“They have been instrumental to arrests in recent months in cases such as the multiple Home Invasions that we experienced. They provided outside resources, officers, and assistance that will prove to be beneficial to the residents of Huron Township. We are very proud and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a professional unit.”
Robbins also congratulated Huron Officer Jon Bettendorf for his selection and assignment to the CRT.
“Officer Bettendorf is a 14 year veteran of the Huron Township Police Department; he has established himself as a respected investigator that is well respected for his investigative knowledge, results, and self initiation,” he said.