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Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting & Drugging Girl, 13

Carlos Rivera Arrested For Chloe Richard Case
Source: NC

May. 26 2019, Updated 9:56 p.m. ET

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The man responsible for the sexual assault and provision of drugs to a 13 year old Massachusetts girl was arrested shortly after she dropped her off to the hospital where she died.

According to a statement by Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett

Rivera dropped Chloe Richard off to the ER of Lawrence General Hospital at 4:47 pm "with no pulse, no nothing."

"She didn't even have a pulse when they pushed her out of the car,"stepfather Brian Dolan told Boston 25 News. "If that was your kid, if that was your sister, if that was your brother, or your mother, or your father, what would you do? I'm beside myself."

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Richard was later pronounced dead. Authorities say she went into cardiac arrest, but the cause of death is still unknown. An autopsy was carried out on Tuesday but the results will not be released for some time.

Richard's mother, Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan last saw her daughter when she was dropped off at a friend's house on Sunday afternoon. She contacted her friends when she didn't return that night, but was told she was fine.

The Department of Children and Families warned there were "red flags" that she'd run away out of state so she went to the local police. She later received a text from Chloe's friend informing her of her daughter's hospitalization.

Rivera was tracked by police via surveillance video, but no further details about him have emerged. His relationship with Richard is not clear, but it has been reported that she and another unidentified 16 year old were were at his 59 Bellevue Street apartment on Sunday and Monday.

He is charged with two counts of distribution of Class B drugs to a minor, two counts of indecent assault, battery on a child under 14 years old, and battery on a person over 14.

He is being held on $750,000 bail and his indictment is set for Tuesday.

A GoFundMe page, which has already surpassed the family's goal of $10, 500, has been set to help fund the cost of Chloe's funeral.

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