Eight-Year-Old’s Letter to Jesus Hidden in Bible Leads to Arrest, Conviction of Child Rapist

Bible IV pdCOVINGTON, Ky. — An eight-year-old girl’s letter to Jesus, found tucked away in her Bible, has led authorities to her rapist, who is now facing sodomy and child sexual abuse charges.

According to reports, in October 2013, police were called to a Covington-area elementary school to investigate a report that a child had been sexually abused. They were presented with a note written by an eight-year-old female student, which had been found in her Bible.

“It was addressed to Jesus, and the note disclosed how the defendant … had been sexually abusing her, and pleading with Jesus to have the abuse stop,” Kenton County Prosecutor Kate Bennett told WLOX-TV.

Covington Police Detective Nick Klaiss said that the letter was key in helping officials identify her abuser.

“It was very detailed—the allegations that she put in the Bible—so, in that sense it make the case easier,” he said.

The little girl was also questioned, and during the interview, she not only described repeated incidents of sexual abuse, but also lamented that her abuser had shown her pornographic images on his phone and in magazines.

When officials subsequently searched the home of 36-year-old Eric Rivera, they found the magazines exactly as the girl had said. They also found 186 pornographic images on his mobile phone.

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Rivera was then arrested and charged with several felonies, including first degree sodomy, first degree sexual abuse and distribution of obscene material to minors.

Legal proceedings over the matter have taken nearly two years. Following agreement to a plea deal, on May 28th, Rivera plead guilty to the charges and could face up to 25 years behind bars.

“Although 25 years doesn’t seem like enough for the Defendant to serve based on the heinous and unspeakable crimes he committed, it saves the child victim from being further traumatized by reliving her nightmare of abuse,” Bennett said in a statement.

“The law mandates a defendant has the right to ‘face his accuser,’ regardless of whether the accuser is an adult or a young child,” she continued. “In addition, a guilty plea means that the defendant forfeits his right to appeal, so the victim gets closure rather than years of uncertainty.”

Bennett said that the case was especially moving considering the letter to Jesus that the little girl had left in her Bible.

“It makes you cry, doesn’t it? It’s hard not to, as a human. Your instinct is to be compassionate and to take care of children,” she stated. “Every case is hard, but when a child comes so honestly to ask help from God, it’s a tough thing to swallow.”


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  • Bri

    Sorry but are there actually scientific studies showing that these measures are protecting female health in any significant way?

    • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

      Real science does not operate in the realm of speculation. You don’t want this measure, and you don’t want to study it: you want academics to speculate about it. You’re not even happy if the measure happens to protect female health! You want that protection to be “significant”. You don’t mind feeding women to life-long complications, because their numbers might be insignificant. You said it. Maybe this is why you said, “Sorry.”

      • Bri

        I just asked a question…

        • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

          No. You made an argument, and pretended it was a question. This is called a “rhetorical question”. Grammatically it is a question, but it is not just a question.

          • Bri

            That’s simply you assuming. I actually want the data. Any implied or assumed opinions are entirely on your shoulders.

          • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

            You are asking for social data, but here’s some medical data for you about the maternal risks of abortion, which is relevant to the regulations. These risks need to be taken seriously, and the regulations go some small way towards doing so. If you wish to obtain the data, a degree course in medicine at any competent institution should point you in the right direction.

            (Cut and paste warning below:)

            Short-term Health Risks: Acute Hematometra (post-abortal syndrome), Retained products of conception (retained fetal and placental tissue), Endometritis (infection of the lining of he uterus), Uterine perforation and lacerations, Hemorrhage, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), Cervical lacerations and injury, Gastro-intestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), Convulsion, Saline poisoning (salt poisoning, hypernatremia), Uterine rupture, Embolism, Anesthetic reactions, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Mortality
            Long-term Health Risks: Breast Cancer, Infertility
            Risks in Future Pregnancies: Pre-term birth (premature birth), Placenta Previa, RH sensitization, Ectopic Pregnancy
            Scientific data also indicates that over 50% of the aborted are females (worldwide). The health of these females is not protected in any way by abortion, irrespective of the quality of the facilities.

          • Bri

            If you wish to obtain the data, a degree course in medicine at any competent institution should point you in the right direction.

            Yes, that’s always an acceptable response when asking for evidence.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Real science is exactly what Bri asked for!

      • Bob

        don’t protect their health
        TRU DAT
        any turd who says otherwise is a moron

  • FoJC_Forever

    Whether an abortion significantly injures the woman or not, it is still the murdering of a baby and the shedding of innocent blood.

    Judgement is coming.

    • Bob

      It already does come to them in many forms including mental illness to name but one of a plethora… including health risk increase.

  • robertzaccour

    The more abortion facilities closed the better. We need to save as many children as we can.

  • Bob

    UNDUE Burden of the resultant sexual promiscuity — HAHAHAHA WHORE, Dirty-leg, Tramp, etc… stop being the slut that you are and repent… when you have Jesus in your life, you will be responsible for your actions – Period – TRU DAT

    • KG

      Bob, I write this in love. I cannot believe you are talking to someone like that. Jesus who was perfect, would NEVER use those words you used to refer to anyone. He denounced sin but in a loving, caring, patient and merciful way. The Holy Spirit is the one who touches someones life so that they repent. Harsh words like the ones you use above won’t help anyone. It’s fine to express our opinions as long as we do it in a loving and respectful way even when dealing with the worst of sinners which many of us where before the Lord came to our lives. Jesus encouraged us in John 15:12 to love each other. Let’s imitate our Lord!