- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a New York City fire captain with molesting two boys in Hollywood.

The district attorney’s office said Monday that Wilbert Riera was charged with six felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14. The crimes allegedly occurred earlier this month.

The 51-year-old Riera was arrested Friday at a Staten Island firehouse and will be extradited from New York.

Prosecutors say he faces life in prison if convicted of the charges.

A fire department spokesman says the 21-year-year veteran assigned to the emergency medical service has been suspended without pay for a month.

It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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