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Arrest Made In Connection With Death Of 13-Year-Old Amesbury Girl

BOSTON (CBS) -- The Essex District Attorney's Office confirmed an arrest has been made in connection with the death of a 13-year-old Amesbury girl. Chloe Ricard was dropped at Lawrence General Hospital Monday and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Carlos Rivera, 47, of Lawrence, was arrested Saturday morning. He has been charged with two counts of distribution of Class B drugs to a minor, two counts of indecent assault & battery on a child under 14 and one count of indecent assault & battery on a person over 14.

"Investigators determined that Rivera allegedly brought a 13-year old Amesbury girl to Lawrence General Hospital on Monday, May 20 at approximately 4:47 pm.  He was accompanied by a female under the age of 16." said a statement from the D.A.

Chloe and the other girl had been at Rivera's Bellevue Street apartment Sunday night and Monday, according to the D.A.

Chloe Ricard
Chloe Ricard. (Photo credit: Ricard family)

Chloe's mother is heartbroken. "You ruined my life," said Debi Goldsmith-Dolan on Tuesday. "All you had to do if she was sick was call the ambulance, do something to try and save her. You took away my world."

"They dropped her off like she was a bag of trash," said Ricard's stepfather, Brian Dolan. "Have some compassion."

Classmates will remember Chloe as a "talented young artist" with a huge heart.

The cause of her death is still unknown. Rivera has not been charged with Ricard's death.

Rivera is being held on $750,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Lawrence District Court.

"My heart is broken. I have to go to an arraignment and my daughter's funeral in one day," Dolan said. "I know there's a little justice coming. I hope there's more. A lot more."

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