Marcos Rivera, 30, of Hartford, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. A judge is expected to sentence him on Aug. 17 to 12 1/2 years in prison followed by 12 1/2 years of probation.
Prosecutors say Rivera repeatedly sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s daughter over a two-year span beginning when she was 5. Authorities say the girl didn’t reveal the assaults until she was older, after Rivera finished a 5-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting another minor.
Police arrested Rivera in the Bronx in August 2008, moments after “America’s Most Wanted” showed his case.