Man to court for sex crimes allegedly committed near Miami University's campus

HAMILTON, Ohio - A Fairfield man is scheduled to appear in a Butler County courtroom Friday for sex crimes he allegedly committed near Miami University's campus in September 2012.

Francisco Jairo Naupa Rivera allegedly illegally entered five houses near Miami University in Oxford on Sept. 14. In one of the houses, Rivera was accused of going into a Miami University student's basement room while she slept and raped her. Also, the 23-year-old allegedly stole items from the other homes.

River, a Peru native, pleaded guilty to sexual battery charges after a Butler County grand jury declined to indict him on the rape charge. On Friday, he will reportedly withdraw his guilty plea and a judge could sentence him.

A grand jury didn't indict him on an aggravated burglary charge in late November. But Rivera was indicted on a burglary charge, two criminal trespass charges and trespass in a habitation charge.

In November 2011, Rivera was charged with theft and receiving stolen property in another incident. At that time, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ordered him detained pending removal proceedings.

Rivera, however, married a U.S. citizen — Kaleigh Ohmer, age 20 — in February while in jail. A judge with the Executive Office for Immigration Review, over the objection of ICE attorneys, granted Rivera permanent residency status.

ICE agents have said if Rivera is convicted on the current charges, he will be deported.

Rivera is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m.

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