Court Docs Reveal New Info About Death of 13-Year-Old Girl Left at Hospital

Court documents released Monday reveal new details about the events leading up to the death of a 13-year-old girl who was left at a Massachusetts hospital last month.

Chloe Ricard of Amesbury was left at Lawrence General Hospital on May 20 and died shortly after her arrival, according to prosecutors.

Carlos Rivera, 47, of Lawrence, was arrested five days later after officials reviewed surveillance footage and spent days investigating the mystery of Ricard's death.

Rivera is charged with with two counts of distribution of cocaine to a minor, two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, one count of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14 and one count of aggravated rape of a child. He is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for a probable cause hearing.

Newly unsealed court records obtained by The Boston Globe show that after dropping the teen off at the hospital, Rivera dropped two straws, a cigarette filter and a small bag containing white powder into a nearby sewer drain.

The documents also state that another teen told police Rivera had touched her inappropriately in the days leading up to Chloe's death. One teen also said she saw Rivera give cocaine to teenagers.

Authorities said Chloe and another girl under the age of 16 were at Rivera's Lawrence apartment at 59 Bellevue St. on the evening of May 19 and throughout most of the next day. Investigators believe Rivera was accompanied by a third teenage girl when he took Chloe to the hospital.

An autopsy was performed, but the cause and manner of Chloe's death has not been released.

Rivera is being represented by attorney Jeanne Earley.

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