According to police, while at a drug and alcohol-infused party Thursday evening, Carlos Rivera, 23, paid
$2.00 an unknown amount of money to have sex with the child’s mother, 30-year-old Leah Wiley. Everything was supposedly all hunky dory until Wiley was called out of the room, leaving Rivera hanging and blue.
Instead of asking the hooker for a rain-check, refund, or 50% off coupon good on his next visit, Rivera apparently decided to walk off with the woman’s child at about 7:00 Friday morning. That’ll teach her!
With no food, water or other provisions, police say Rivera carried the child across U.S. Highway 17 and headed north. Along the way, though, Rivera worried that he might get in trouble for disappearing with the kid, so he left her in a field near a wooded area and hitched a ride outta there. He later called 911 to report the child missing.
According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, Rivera initially told authorities he remembered a little girl was at the party Thursday night, but “now he doesn’t know what happened to her.”
“What he was saying wasn’t making sense,” Volusia County sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said. ”But we knew it was something serious.”
And why didn’t her mother report her missing? More on that in just a minute, kids.
Bloodhounds and a helicopter helped ground units in the search for 1-year-old Lupita Gonzalez, but she wasn’t found until Rivera drew a map, leading searchers to an area about two miles away from where she was taken. And there she was, under a bush. Police said she had been out there for about 12 hours, and though she was a little dehydrated, she was relatively unharmed.
Rivera was booked on charges of kidnapping and child abuse. He’s also being held on three open warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of grand theft, DUI and driving without a valid license.
Now, about mom….
Wiley reportedly told police she suspected Rivera had made off with her kid, but she didn’t report her missing because she didn’t want Lupita’s father to know she’d had sex with Rivera. Seriously…one shot. Right between the eyes.
Wiley was charged with child neglect for failing to make any effort to report her daughter as missing to law enforcement. A bond/bail amount has not yet been made available.
DCF has taken custody of Lupita and Wiley’s two other children because their ho-bag mommy is a f*cking idiot.Tags: Carlos Rivera, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Florida, Kidnapping, Leah Wiley