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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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2015 years 11 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 11 months ago

I go to West and have met and even around Valentine a lot, he has never
Been out of order or been inappropriate at all to or around me. He is one of the
Nicest people I have ever met. I really just don’t think it’s true and if it is then
I will be majorly shocked. We had even discussed in the past how teens will
Take kindness and turn it into lies and something it isn’t, I’m not sayin that it’s
Impossible that this is true about him but I can’t see him ever doing such a thing.

Patsy Odom
2015 years 11 months ago

I heard this story reported on the early morning news show. Reporting that the man forced girl to put her hand on his penis is more detail than should be reported on television. Nobody outside the courthouse needs to hear that.

angel colon
2015 years 11 months ago

If he “gave” her a nude pic it will be presented as evidence in court. Also dont almost all schools have security cameras? Till then I reguse to believe a good man like him is guilty.

A Teacher
2015 years 11 months ago

You know I have read most of these comments surrounding the accusations of Valentine Rivera. I must say that it is interesting on how the public behaves when it’s a man of color. In the past there have been some incidents in this (good Ole) county involving male persons of non-color and there wasn’t all this sensationalism in the press and on social media. Even one of them eventually married the (child)and after a while it kind of faded. With this, some of you have got the man already convicted. In today’s society, let me tell you, if young females… Read more »

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