LAPD: Staten Island EMS Captain Arrested For Alleged Child Sex Crime

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Staten Island EMS captain has been arrested in Staten Island stemming from a felony warrant out of Los Angeles, CBS 2 confirmed Saturday.

Wilbert Riera was arrested in connection with a crime against a child that occurred on September 12; the incident allegedly involved two juveniles in Hollywood, a spokesperson with LAPD  media relations told CBS 2.

LAPD says Riera is currently awaiting extradition to Los Angeles.

Riera is a 21-year veteran and has been suspended without pay for 30 days pending charges, the FDNY said.

The Staten Island Advance reports Riera was honored at FDNY Medal Day for “pre-hospital saves” in the years 2010, 2012 and 2013.

We will update this story with new information as it becomes available.

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