Chicago Youth Pastor arrested for Sex Assault on Teen While Mother Was in the House

Michael Rivera, 22, is charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who is part of a church youth group he led, prosecutors said.

Chicago Youth Pastor arrested for Sex Assault on Teen While Mother Was in the House

A Chicago leader of a teen girl’s church youth group is accused of sexually assaulting her at her West Humboldt Park home while her nephew played video games and other family members slept.

Michael J. Rivera, 22, of Glendale Heights, forced a 17 year old girl, to perform sexual acts in her bedroom on Oct. 5, prosecutors say. A Cook County Criminal Court ordered him held in lieu of $50,000 bail on a criminal sexual assault charge.

Here’s what this slim ball did to the teen girl and right under her parents’ noses:

On the night before, Rivera had driven the girl and her nephew, 13, home to near Kamerling and Kedvale avenues from a meeting of a youth group Rivera leads at the church they all attend, prosecutors said. The girl’s mother and sister also were at home, and Rivera and the boy began to play video games.

The mother and sister went to bed around 1 a.m., but Rivera, the girl and her nephew stayed up. The girl started to fall asleep and she decided to go to bed, prosecutors said.

That was the mother’s first mistake. How could she leave minors alone in her house while she goes to sleep with him?

Rivera walked the girl to her bedroom, then went in with her and got into bed with her and partially undressed, prosecutors said. The boy, wondering why Rivera was gone so long, went into the bedroom and saw Rivera zipping up his pants, according to prosecutors.

Rivera went back to play video games for a while, then went back into the girl’s bedroom while the boy kept playing. Rivera then forced the girl to perform a sex act on him, prosecutors said.

Rivera and the boy played video games for a while longer, then Rivera left and the boy woke up his mother — the girl’s sister — and the girl’s mother. The girl told her sister what happened, prosecutors said. The girl’s mother told the pastor of the church, and the incident was reported to police.

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