A Bellevue man has pleaded not guilty to four felony charges involving sexual contact with a minor under 16. Charges arose following an investigation after parents of the alleged victim allegedly found pornographic videos sent by Dayber Alarcon-Riveros, 19, to their 12-year-old daughter. Both the defendant and the girl were living in the same household at the time.
At an arraignment in District Court on Monday, Alarcon-Riveros pleaded not guilty through his attorney to four felonies: soliciting a minor under 16 to participate in a sexual act, lewd conduct with a child under 16, causing a minor under 16 to witness an act of sexual conduct and possession of child pornography.
At a preliminary hearing on July 8, the alleged victim, now 13, testified that Alarcon-Riveros lived in the same house with her and her parents because his sister was dating a relative of the family. She told the court that she and the defendant were more than friends and that they talked about sexual things.
The alleged victim also said Alarcon-Riveros sent her videos of adults having sexual encounters, naked, and that the videos completely traumatized her. In addition to pornographic videos and photos allegedly sent from Alarcon-Riveros’ phone to the alleged victim’s phone, she testified that the defendant had touched her sexually on multiple occasions.
When interviewed by detectives from the Idaho State Police, who were assisting the Bellevue Marshal’s Office with the case, the defendant admitted to penetrating the alleged victim vaginally. The alleged charges are said to have occurred between January and February, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
Fifth District Judge Ned Williamson confirmed Monday that the defendant has an immigration hold from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Alarcon-Riveros is scheduled for a pretrial conference on Nov. 18, with a jury trial scheduled for December. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison.