Hialeah Police arrested a 26-year-old city worker/camp director on multiple charges after he allegedly tried to talk a 13-year-old girl into sending him nude photos.
Police arrested Raphael Rivero who serves as a camp director at the Hialeah Education Summer program. Hialeah Police said Rivero told his victim to use SnapChat as a way to communicate with each other.
On SnapChat, Hialeah Police said Rivero asked the teen about her age and if she was a virgin. According to the police report, Rivero offered the girl from $60 to $200 to send the photo in exchange for him sending a nude photo.
Thursday, the victim’s mother let police take over her online identity in SnapChat to allegedly communicate with Rivero. Police said he offered to pay $40 in exchange for a nude photo. Police, posing as the defendant, agreed to the exchange and set up a meeting at a Hialeah movie theater.
According to the arrest report, Rivero contacted the girl via SnapChat to tell him he was there and that’s when police arrested him as he tried to leave the parking lot.
Police said after being advised of his rights, Rivero admitted to trying to get the girl to send a nude photo and offered to pay her for it. He also admitted to agreeing to meet the victim at the movies with an intent to kiss her and said all communication was done via Instagram and SnapChat.
Rivero faces charges including use of a child in a sexual performance, lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under 16, using a computer to meet a minor, computer pornography, and possession of drug paraphernalia with an intent to use.
It is unclear if Rivero has an attorney.