A New York Fire Department captain faces extradition to California after being charged with sexually molesting two young boys this month in Hollywood, authorities said.
Wilbert Riera, 50, was charged with six felony counts of a lewd act on a child under 14, prosecutors said Monday. Federal agents took him into custody Friday at his fire station in New York after Los Angeles County prosecutors obtained a felony complaint for an arrest warrant.
The fire captain is accused of molesting two boys between Sept. 12 and Sept. 14, said Jane Robison, a district attorney's spokeswoman. If convicted, Riera faces up to a possible life sentence in state prison, Robison said.