A 47-year-old man is now in custody after he and an underage girl dropped off a 13-year-old at the hospital nearly dead.
Massachusetts resident Carlos Rivera is now under arrest after he took 13-year-old Chloe Ricard To Lawrence General Hospital nearly dead. Sadly she died shortly after arriving.
Rivera is facing charges of two counts of distribution of class B drugs to a minor, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.
As of now, authorities have not identified the other female minor that was in the car with Rivera.
Deborah Goldsmith-Dolan, Chloe’s mother said she dropped her daughter off at friends on Sunday but became worried when she didn’t hear back from her by Monday morning.
Deborah says that she was told her daughter was safe at the home of another friend but service caseworkers notified her that she should have considered that message a red flag.
Ricard was an eighth-grader who previously attended Amesbury Middle School, the district said in a statement on Tuesday. The Boston Globe reports that she was a student at Solstice Day School in Rowley at the time of her death.
“Chloe was a talented young artist. She was creative and found that she could sometimes best express herself through her artwork,” said Jared Fulgoni, superintendent of Amesbury Public Schools. “She was kind to the younger students in the school and she showed great empathy for others. We will miss her smile, her creativity and her huge heart.”