Pastor Accused of Entering Hotel Room and Sexually Assaulting Girl Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison


LOS ANGELES — A Baldwin Park man pleaded no contest to entering a Covina hotel room that was not his and sexually assaulting a young girl.

Douglas Rivera entered the plea to one felony count of lewd act upon a child.

Rivera was immediately sentenced to six years in state prison and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

On Feb. 7, 2018, Rivera drove to a hotel in the 1200 block of East Garvey Street in Covina and parked his vehicle in front of a room where two young girls were staying. He began masturbating in his truck while watching the girls.

Rivera, a pastor, then entered the hotel room and inappropriately touched one of the girls, the prosecutor said.

The children were part of a Chinese tourist group, according to KTLA.

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