"Take your child to work day" is not recommended for prostitutes. Thirty-year-old Leah Wiley of Volusia County found that out the hard way. Wiley was allegedly paid to have sex with a man, 23-year-old Carlos Rivera, at a party, but didn't finish the act. Rivera got so angry that he decided to kidnap Wiley's one-year-old daughter.
Rivera was attending a party on Friday night according to The Daytona Beach News Journal. Authorities say that illicit drugs were being consumed at the party, and Rivera says he had paid Wiley to have sex with him. Though, Wiley left Rivera hanging after she was called into another room right in the middle of the act, and never finished the deed.
Rivera told police that he decided to do the least sensible thing possible: he grabbed Wiley's 1-year-old daughter, Lupita, and fled. Why Lupita was at the party in the first place isn't clear.
Rivera walked about two miles away from the home before freaking out. So he decided to leave the child underneath a bush in an empty field. If there's one place less suitable for a child then a drug-filled party, its an empty field.
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At about 5 a.m. on Saturday morning Rivera called 9-1-1 to report the child missing. He eventually admitted after questioning that he was the one who had taken the child. Lupita was finally found underneath the bush at 3:20 p.m. after a massive search.
Rivera was charged with child abuse and kidnapping. Wiley was charged with a count of an act that could result in the physical/mental injury of a child. Lupita and her two other children have now been taken into the care of the Department of Children and Families.