A shocked Staten Island family cowered for hours at home after their predator patriarch, jailed for molesting two kin ages 6 and 7, was incorrectly sprung from Rikers Island.
Oft-arrested James Alvarez, 53, spent 18 hours as a free man after the staggering confusion put him back on the streets instead of back in his dungeon following a Monday pre-trial conference in Staten Island, sources said.
He was accused of forcing the younger child into verbal and anal sex and the older child into anal sex before his May arrest, and a relations pronounced he threatened both kids unless they kept their mouths close about the purported sex assaults that occurred in early 2016.
“We were scared,” the accused pedophile’s daughter told the Daily News about his random release. “The victims were my daughter and my sister. What if he decides to return?”
Male kin of the victims rushed to the family’s Staten Island home to strengthen the girls after training Alvarez was on the loose. Authorities purported the sex crimes occurred inside the house, where pictures of the victims are displayed in the vital room.
“He’s a monster,” pronounced Alvarez’s wife, who is in the midst of divorcing the accused child molester. “I wish him to debase in jail.”
Alvarez was re-arrested on Staten Island about 18 hours after he was inexplicably incited loose, with the Department of Correction earnest suspensions for the crew concerned in the mess. The defendant, before to his latest authorised woes, lived with 3 generations of his family in a home nearby the precinct courthouse.
“I was very angry that they let him go,” the daughter told The News. “Everybody pronounced it was a mistake, but we didn’t know if he wanted to come here … I’m happy they got him. we wish he spends a lot of time in jail, so he doesn’t harm other children.”
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Alvarez — jailed on $150,000 bail — was returned to Rikers but occurrence after the Monday hearing. He’s confronting 10 transgression depends of rapist passionate act, passionate abuse, influential touching and endangering the gratification of a child for abusing the girls between Jan and Jun of 2016, according to justice papers.
But the think was bizarrely expelled about 11:55 p.m. Monday, according to a jails spokesman, and left Rikers Island — presumably on a train supposing by the Correction department. Alvarez, in a jailhouse talk with The News, removed hugging the officer who announced his time in jail was improbably slashed to time served.
Alvarez done his way to the Staten Island Ferry, and then found his way to his brother’s house.
“I took a prolonged shower,” he said. “I slept the whole day and then we ate a T-bone beef … we was meditative of getting my life back on track.”
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The good times stopped rolling fast around 8 p.m. Tuesday, when members of the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force placed him in shackles and leg irons. An adviser directed authorities to his whereabouts, a police source said.
Alvarez’s wife, sitting in the vital room of the residence incited crime scene, described the purported perv as a desirable man who wooed her with flowers and gifts after they met 5 years ago at a laundromat.
“I never suspected anything,” the lady pronounced of her soon-to-be ex-spouse. “He threatened them so they wouldn’t contend anything. we went to the police right away.”
The think has 11 prior arrests, including a grand robbery bust in Jul for hidden some-more than $11,500 in state stagnation advantages while holding down a job, sources said. He was arrested on the sex charges two months earlier, authorities said.
The father of three, in a gray jumpsuit with relating china hair, denied the passionate abuse allegations — and even threatened to sue the Department of Correction over his recover and arrest.
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