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Former NYC Fire Department Captain Pleads No Contest To Sexually Molesting 2 Brothers In LA

LOS ANGELES(  —  Authorities said a former New York City Fire Department captain pleaded no contest Thursday to sexually molesting two 11-year-old brothers while he was in Los Angeles last September.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced that Wilbert Riera, 52, pleaded to two felony counts of lewd act with a child under 14, one count for each victim.

Riera, who resigned from the New York City Fire Department on Wednesday, returns to court on Oct. 8 for sentencing and to begin serving his jail term.

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Riera -- who also worked as an EMT -- molested the brothers between Sept. 12 and Sept. 14, 2014, while he was in Los Angeles visiting family.

Under the terms of the negotiated plea, he will be sentenced to five years formal probation and 270 days in county jail. In addition, he will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. Riera must also complete a minimum of one year of sex offender therapy.

Deputy DA Mara McIlvain with the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

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