Central Florida man accused of sexual battery of a boy under 12 years old

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida man remains behind bars in an Orange County jail after he was charged with the sexual battery of a boy under the age of 12 years old.


Miguel Rivera was arraigned Saturday in an Orange County courtroom and held without bail.

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Court documents reveal this isn’t the first time Rivera has been accused of similar charges.

Seven years ago, he was charged in Osceola County with two counts of sexual battery of a child under 12.

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Additional charges included four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation in 2016.

The previous case did go to trial, but Rivera was acquitted on all counts.

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The judge decided not to release Rivera on bail pending his next court appearance.

According to court documents, “due to the nature of the charges, the court declines to set bond.”

A new court date has not been set as of yet.

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Michelle Shore, WFTV.com

Michelle Shore joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2023 as a Content Creator.