Doctor charged with child abuse

Doctor charged with child abuse

There are 18 comments on the Highlands Today story from Apr 9, 2011, titled Doctor charged with child abuse. In it, Highlands Today reports that:

Physician Evaristo Enrique Rivero, 53, was arrested Friday morning at a Sebring residence on a charge of child abuse without great harm, which is a third-degree felony.

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United States

#1 Apr 10, 2011
I know his kids. I suspect a whole lot more charges will be coming.

Dearborn, MI

#2 Apr 11, 2011
Butthead wrote:
I know his kids. I suspect a whole lot more charges will be coming.
I also know the kids. I also know the entire family, actually. This all looks weird. The father is not an abuser, quite frankly I have seen his kids get away with a lot in public. Abused children don't act like these kids. If anything, I think these kids have some mental problems... probably steming from one of the parents. And I think I know which parent caries the gene. I looks like these charges will be droped and life will continue. If anything, this has a lot of potential for a counter lawsuit. None of this smells right, and I think his ex-wife has something to do with the arrest. At least he is a doctor, and can afford attornies to fix the issue. If he was a no-body, like a stripper or house cleaner, this would have never been published in the first place. The media loves to fuck with people.
Raul from Lake Placid

Punta Gorda, FL

#3 Apr 11, 2011
I have known Dr. Rivero for 10 years. He has never been an aggresive person. In fact he is a excemplary parent and worries for his children's well being and their future.
Unfortunately when a person wants to destroy anothers reputation all they have to do is pick up the phone and call the police with a story!
I'm sure that this issue gets cleared up all charges will be dropped.

I wish the Dr the best and my family and I will have him in our prayers.

Raul Ro.
Lake Placid, Florida

United States

#4 Apr 11, 2011
Dr Rivero's public record stands for itself. A domestic violence injunction requested in each of his last two divorces. An arrest warrant issued for stalking. Now an arrest for Felony Child Abuse. He has only had Temporary Custody of his kids since Oct 19 of last year. Dr Rivero has fathered 8 kids all but two of those children (with his current wife) from broken homes.

These are facts. What do ya got back? The ex-wife defense is transparent. There was a month long investigation so there was no rush to judgment. The kids are maternally genetically mentally ill is absurd but shows how you really feel about those poor kids. You know the whole family quite well? LOL! Society holds children in a different light.

Grand Rapids, MI

#5 Apr 12, 2011
Hello Tracy, aka Butthead. You can falsify all you like, the community knows who is right. You should keep your opinions locked with your attorney...
We are praying for you Dr. Rivero. May God be on your side to judge fairly.

United States

#6 Apr 12, 2011
In addition to Reyes, Tracy has 5 kids, 2 from wedlock... and she has been arrested for domestic violence several times. The defense holds no weight. As a matter of fact, you seem to be the only one rooting for the ex-wife... odd.
The warrant for stalking is false, as well as the previous domestic violence charges. You should acquire the facts first Butthead
Paul Roa

Dearborn, MI

#7 Apr 12, 2011
Seems like either the doctor is in good standing, or he has established himself with the community. Either way, I don't see this going anywhere. It's all hogwash, if you ask me. I am surprised this many people even care. Why don't we all just mind our own and be adults.

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Apr 12, 2011
lol, I am going to show Tito this today. He is going to love it

United States

#9 Apr 12, 2011
Reads just like Dr. Rivero wrote it himself. I have heard him say many of the same things word for word about his EX.
I saw his record on the clerks website. It's true all of his arrests and injunctions.
Not what he seems.
Roy W

United States

#10 Apr 12, 2011
Read it. Makes a lot of sense now.

Dearborn, MI

#11 Apr 12, 2011
Ha ha ha! Tracy, doc can't right this even if he wanted to! He is too busy at work to write this. I bet he doesn't even know how to use a computer very well, they way he talks about technology. Doctor Rivero is an idiot with tech, he can't find these things. Stop hiding behind ButtHeah and be honest with the community, Tracy.

Dearborn, MI

#12 Apr 12, 2011
Oh, and please send me a link from the Clerk or Courts. I can't find anything anywhere! All I can find is the record from friday. Roy, can you help me?

United States

#13 Apr 12, 2011
Here is the link for you Reyes.

Looks like a settlement for $250,000 to a patient too. Yikes! What's with all the traffic tickets? Slooow down! Lol

Why all the focus on the mom? She didn't get arrested Dr Rivera did. The stalking warrant creeps me out btw.

United States

#14 Apr 12, 2011
You should have seen all those posts the Highlands Today had to delete after the name calling on Dr Rivero went crazy. They had to stop accepting comments. Within the first few hours even. They left up the ones about all the injunctions and warrants. That stuff is real. Along with the ones that said they saw it coming and the ones that said karma. Doesn't matter what you pretend to be. Facts are facts. You have to live with them. Even lied about his height in jail. 5'7 LMAO

Dearborn, MI

#15 Apr 13, 2011
Wow, there is a lot of mud being flung around over this. Not sure who to believe. I want to trust the police reports, but I know that nothing is what it seems.I want to trust what these people say here, but who knows what the say is truth and what is false. Why am I even worried about this, I don't know. This must be hard on the children. I would never want to choose like this

United States

#16 Apr 27, 2011
It is hard on the kids. Two of the three will fail school this year. Last year and every year they passed . Their mother had custody. The Dr has had the overwhelming majority of custody for his first and likely last year. Part of the Dr's custody argument was low grades. He switched their school too. People do unrational things to not be proven wrong. Maybe the ideal was to beat it into his head?

You should care. This is felony child abuse. Creulty toward a child. Much is sealed. Only basic facts of one incident in the arrest report.

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Apr 14, 2013
Over 2yrs and the good doctor refuses to take the necessary steps to see his children.

He was recently removed from the Middle School campus in Lake Placid by the school resource officer.

Part of his plea-agreement to avoid prison was no contact with his children till he has counseling.

Now he is nearly $10,000.00 behind in child support. Bought a second home on the coast and a boat he was arrested for BUI in. This is public record by the way.

Sebring, FL

#18 Oct 14, 2015
Dr kicked out one of the kids and lied about one of them being missing. I hear myself that the kids are scared of him. EX wife is in jail because of him.

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