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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A West Brunswick High School custodian is behind bars facing sex-related charges with a student.

According to a news release from a Brunswick County Schools spokeswoman, Valentine Rivera, 42, of Shallotte, is charged with sexual battery, sexual offense by school personnel, and disseminating pornographic materials.

The release says school leaders and Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies responded quickly after learning about the accusations against Rivera. He is currently in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

According to arrest warrants, Rivera forcibly put the hand of the victim on his penis Monday. He is also accused of giving the victim a naked picture of himself earlier this month. The sheriff’s office says the victim is an 18-year-old female.

The school system’s spokeswoman says Rivera will remain on administrative leave during the investigation. The release adds that since the investigation is ongoing, and because of personnel regulations, school officials cannot comment further.

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28 Comments on "West Brunswick High School custodian faces sex-related charges"

2015 years 10 months ago

I can’t see this he is a great guy doesn’t he also work at Scotch man across from wendys… He is always polite when I go up there Im just amazed at this and I believe in Innocent until proven Guilty…

2015 years 10 months ago

What about the victim everybody talking good about Valentino but what about if you really did it nobody say anything nice to the victim to Victim is the one suffering is the want who has to deal with this for the rest of her life as far as I know she hasn’t been to school so please somebody say something nice about the victim to .is not a hero he may not did it he made no but what about if we did do it and everybody is praising him like he’s a hero please take min to see the big picture. Plus he already admitted that he did it so why everybody is trying to look out for men who already said he did it

2015 years 10 months ago

You don’t have to live it out in silence.People keep saying he is a great guy but you are dealing with a bunch of teenagers who cannot think like adults yet. Some of them will never grow out of their ignorance. They think because they talk to him every so often and he gives them coffee sometimes that they KNOW HIM.. they won’t know for years that is not knowing someone ..but he is an acquaintance.. not a friend. You don’t have to suffer in silence. But I think at this time no one is thinking properly and they will just try and turn what you say around and use it against you.You do not deserve to be tortured at school for something that is not your fault… It’s not your fault he was a douche and its not your fault he has potrayed himself as such a great guy. All of that is not your fault. It tensions can get high and people act stupid. Sorry for that and I’d like to say people will grow up, but they won’t.

David Perez
2015 years 10 months ago

It seem to me that Valentine is the victim here that’s why all these comments are popping up..Valentine is a great man and it takes an action of some girl comment to destroy a man’s life. ..If this was a joke on the girls part please come forward and fix things so life can go back to normal

2015 years 10 months ago

Look I understand the people that have been around him don’t think he’s that type of person but you never know what people are capable of. He may have never acted in appropriate around you but you never know how he is around other people. I’ve been around him a lot in the past year and there was always something strange about him. I never felt comfortable around him. So what happen is probably true. But that’s just my opinion. But to be honest ocher came back to the school after all of this has happen, I refuse to go to school, cause I know I wont feel safe.


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