Alberto Rivera, 37, was sentenced to a 35 years in prison this week, pleading guilty to burglary of a habitation with intent to commit aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping.
He received 35 years for the aggravated assault charge and 10 years for the aggravated kidnapping but will serve his sentences concurrently.
Assistant Criminal District Attorney Stephen Crane gave us this statement on Friday:
The Burglary case involved the Defendant, armed with a shotgun, busting into a residence. A woman he was prostituting had left him after he broke her fingers with a pool stick and was hiding out at friend's home. Because she wouldn't come back willingly, Alberto Rivera entered the house with a shotgun, beat her, and attempted to drag her from the house.
In the Aggravated Kidnapping case, the Defendant had a woman's neck ziptied to a car headrest, drove her to a house, and held her hostage for several hours.
LPD did an amazing job investigating these cases against this dangerous individual. LPD Investigators Don Billingsley, Ryan Durrett, and Matthew Armbruster spent countless hours hunting down leads, interviewing multiple victims and witnesses, and in gathering the necessary evidence for prosecution. The high sentence is a direct reflection of their hard work and dedication to protecting the victims of violent crime in our community.
We'll continue to update this story as we learn more.
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