Sex offender on the loose

Parolee Andres Jesus Rivera, 38, is wanted for removing his GPS ankle bracelet. He was last seen riding a green fixie bike in the Lancaster area. He may have since shaved his mustache and beard to avoid capture.

LANCASTER – Authorities need your help in locating Andres Jesus Rivera, a GPS-monitored sex offender who cut off his ankle bracelet and then vanished.

“We consider him a serious threat to the community, because every time he fails to register we have no idea where he is,” said California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor Larry Dorsey.

Dorsey said the parole division received a “master tamper alert” on Monday, which meant the 38-year-old parolee had cut off his GPS ankle bracelet.

“The last location of his bracelet was J-8 and Beech [in Lancaster], and that was Christmas Eve at approximately 11 p.m.,” Dorsey said.

The following morning, agents retrieved the broken bracelet and issued a warrant for Rivera’s arrest, Dorsey said.

Rivera’s broken bracelet was retrieved by agents on Christmas Day.

Rivera was convicted of a sex crime when he was a juvenile, and has been arrested multiple times for various violations since his release, Dorsey said. Rivera was released on parole in June of 2011, after serving an eight-month stint for failing to register as a sex offender.

“Since his release date, he’s had two subsequent parole violations,” Dorsey said.

Rivera is described as a 38-year-old Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, who weighs around 200 pounds.

There’s a strong possibility that Rivera may have shaved off his mustache and beard to alter his appearance and avoid capture, Dorsey said.

He was last seen in Lancaster riding a green fixie bicycle.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Andres Rivera is urged to contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266. You may also contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466 or the Palmdale Station at 661-272-2400.

UPDATED 1/15/13: Andres Riveras was captured on Jan. 15, 2013. Read the update here.

  34 comments for “Sex offender on the loose

  1. The Truth
    January 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I thought the article looked a little suspicious, did a little basic math.
    The paper is not printing, that he was 15 at the time of the sexual assault. Honestly how many of your had sex, with your Same Age girlfriend (about 1 year younger) when you were a minor. I was wondering why he kept refusing to register, Now I know why. I believe that child molesters should be shot, BUT I am not a Lemming, the can be manipulated by the local newspaper, trying to make it look like this person was raping babies.
    Oh yeah A.V. is L.A.’s dumping ground.

  2. January 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I hope authorities will get a hold of this guy right away. Offenders like him should not be around town to victimize again, especially the young ones. This is very distressing, so I thought of searching for something that can protect my kids from this threatening situation. Lucky for me, I’ve found this mobile-based application called the help button. Help button is used to notify trusted friends and family or if really needed gets to the nearest 911. It’s very reliable when it comes to real emergency, they can give an immediate response so this application can save lives. If you want your family to be protected, you should also try this apps too.

  3. Notagain!!!!
    December 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm


  4. Liz
    December 28, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I do believe this.
    Mr. Rivera needs to turn himself in with an attorney present to take pictures so he doesn’t get beat up. Right now he’s just in violation. He can’t possibly have that much time left to serve. This Butt-Crack called Lancaster is using any possible connection to a sex crime to get the community fired up about enforcing their (ill) will on past offenders. :)

    • Frank Rizzo
      December 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

      If you dont like it here leave. Oh wait you cant because you are stuck living off welfare and being on parole. You sex offenders will burn in hell.

  5. bri brow
    December 28, 2012 at 8:24 am

    “every time he fails to register we have no idea where he is” HAH! Even if he registers YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE HE IS. The registry is such a joke. If someone wants to commit a crime, they’re going to do it. Spengler of Rochester was a convicted murderer and by law not allowed to have a gun. Guess what? He got one anyway and killed two firemen. I’m glad we have stupid laws to protect us.

    • Yo Mama
      December 30, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Here, here! Since you brought up guns, anybody goin to Chicago for New Years? 500 murders there this year-at least! No guns allowed in Chicago, unless you’re a bad guy. Brilliant!!

  6. Liz
    December 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Curious..he was registered for a crime committed as a minor. Were any of the offenses since then sexual in nature? This may be one of those cases that Michelle Egberts is referring to where the guy never has another sex offense. Supporting her beliefs about sex offenders not all being preditors.

    • Dwayne
      December 27, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      One victim is too many! It doesn’t hit home till the victim is part of you…

    • sikntired
      December 27, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Yeah, probably an outstanding citizen.

    • December 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      @Liz… Mr. Riveras’ subsequent arrests after he paroled were for “technical” violations of his conditions of parole, not new crimes. Failure to register with law enforcement is a public safety issue. However, when a sex offender is homeless it is very difficult for parole agents to monitor them, even though they have GPS ankle bracelets, let alone trying to find suitable housing.

      Mr. Rivera is not a client of AV-East Kern Second Chance, but we were fortunate enough to have had a meeting with Agent Larry Dorsey and have offered to assist the sex offender population under the jurisdiction of CDCR parole. We would be happy to accept Mr. Rivera as a client once he completes his parole violation and get him into suitable housing and enrolled in our “FOSTER” (Former Offender Successful Transition Empowerment Reentry) program.

      The statistics of a sex offender committing another sex crime is the lowest of all recidivism crimes, less than 1.9%

      • Mark R
        December 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

        What source are you using for the statistic that less than two percent of sex offenders do not commit a second offense. I disagree.

        • Liz
          December 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm

          She said sex offense. Sex crime is the lowest of all recidivism crimes, less than 1.9%. She’ll post her source. People just can’t accept that registered sex offenders may go on to do other things, but rarely is it sexual.

          • December 27, 2012 at 11:03 pm

            @ Liz… Thank you. As a former offender myself having experienced the “reentry nightmare” upon my release in 2007. Watching the revolving door of individuals returning that is why I had chosen to throughly research reentry and successful evidenced based reentry programs throughout the United States since 2009 before becoming an activist in criminal justice/prisoner reentry reform.

            The Mayor and City Council should have listened to proven statistics I provided them instead of inflating them to “false” statistics in order to adopt the Sex Offender Ordinance in September. Now they have been sued like I promised they would, however it is my hope that Mayor Parris and City Council will be smart and repeal the ordinance, or be embarrassed in court again and expose their further corruption and violation of civil rights.

        • December 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm

          @ Mark R… my source is CDCR (California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation) 2012 Outcome Evaluation Report

          The relevant 1.9% statistic is on page 30, section 4.5.5

      • Liz
        December 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm

        Mr. Rivera needs to turn himself in with an attorney present to take pictures so he doesn’t get beat up. Right now he’s just in violation. He can’t possibly have that much time left to serve. This Butt-Crack called Lancaster is using any possible connection to a sex crime to get the community fired up about enforcing their (ill) will on past offenders.

        • December 27, 2012 at 11:28 pm

          @ Liz… I hope Mr. Rivera turns himself in to his parole agent as well. As for the remaining time of his parole, it’s probably 3 to 5 years and while he is “abscounding” his parole time stopped the moment they placed the warrant on him.

          The City of Lancaster needs to cease instilling fear in the community as it is all for show, but has consequences that a judge/jury will determine. The lawsuits will keep coming until the day they stop…

          • Frank Rizzo
            December 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

            All of these child molesters and rapists need to pay forever for their crimes or just be excecuted, you sex ofenders are trash and no one wants you around to offend again, get that through your head. No one wants you around, you do not deserve a second chance for ruining and victiming other peoples lives.

          • Robert
            December 28, 2012 at 1:32 pm

            Yet we will be happy to give a murder who ruined a life and the lives of the family of the victim a second chance, or any other offender like the drug dealer who got your kid hooked on drugs, sure welcome back to the neighborhood!

          • Raptorman
            December 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

            He!!, we’ll give you another chance. Maybe have you over for dinner. Let you molest my sister, steal all of my stuff!

            Listen up numbnut$, I spent a good portion of my life trying to help people like y’all and I learnt my lesson. Go away and stay away!

      • Concerned Citizen
        December 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        Lady, FYI “Mr. Rivera” is not homeless. He prays on single moms with small children. This guy needs to register!!!

  7. Bonnie
    December 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    So..he cut it off at 11pm, and they discovered it the next morning? wth?

    • sikntired
      December 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Be afraid, be very, very afraid and that is not paranoia.Another one who should not have been out.

      • dumbandblind
        December 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

        And they want to take away peoples firearms… how are we supposed to protect ourselves from scum like these in the event the Sheriff’s don’t respond on time? This one is for all anti-gun activists to answer.

        • Katrina Upton
          December 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          A very good point, sikntired, especially considering the fact that the police aren’t here for protection (how many rapes, murders or child molestations do you suppose they stop while in progress?) – they’re here to find the person who committed the crime after it’s already happened. The only way we are safe is if we’re armed, because I can guarantee that the criminals are. How do I know? I had the misfortune of dating someone whose sister was involved with gang members, all of whom constantly loitered around our house.

          • Katrina Upton
            December 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

            Sorry, that comment was meant for dumbandblind, although I completely agree with you sikandtired – too many resources are wasted putting drug dealers and addicts away, allowing violent offenders are allowed to roam our streets.

  8. R.W
    December 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    So you’re saying that the Rexfuhrers LEAPS can’t catch a guy escaping on a bicycle?

    • sikntired
      December 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Whats a tidied bike?

      • sikntired
        December 27, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        Sorry,fixie bike.

    • T-Bone
      December 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      Since LEAPS only flys in the Day Light Hours they can’t track him at 11pm. I think it was Stupid to let that information out! If you want to get away with a crime…Do it after dark when this stupid plane can’t Fly!!

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