NYC fire captain accused of sex crimes against children in California
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A captain with the Fire Department of New York has been charged with sex crimes against children and is awaiting extradition to California, authorities said on Monday.


Wilbert Riera is accused in incidents in Los Angeles on Sept. 12 that involved two juveniles, said Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department.

He has been arrested on charges of sex crimes against children and is awaiting extradition to California, she said.

The 21-year veteran, who works in the Fire Department's Emergency Medical Service, was arrested on Friday, according to New York's Daily News.

A warrant charges Riera, 51, with six counts of oral sex with children, the News said.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst)