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Rochester man accused of abusing child in Sodus: Troopers discover assault rifle, high-capacity magazine during investigation

State police report the arrest of a Monroe County man following a lengthy sex abuse investigation in Wayne County.

Michael Rivera-Perez, 27, of Rochester was charged with first-degree sex abuse, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

It’s alleged that Rivera-Perez subjected a 5-year-old female to sexual contact at their formerly shared residence in the town of Sodus.

The victim’s mother notified Troopers of the incident and an extensive investigation ensued. This investigation also led to the discovery of an assault rifle and a high capacity magazine, which were seized.

Rivera-Perez was transported to Wayne County Jail to await centralized arraignment and was released on $500.00 cash bail.