Police: Lancaster dance coach sexually assaulted teen

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A city man who ran a dance studio in his home has been arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl he coached, police said.

Jose Manuel Rivera-Vasquez, 40, is accused of sexually assaulting the girl from 2013 to 2014, beginning when she was 14 years old, police said in a news release Monday.

The girl told investigators that Rivera-Vasquez had asked her to try out for a dance team he had been coaching. She said he performed numerous, almost daily sex acts on her in the attic of his home at 410 S. Ann Street, according to the news release.

Rivera-Vasquez is charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent assault.

His bail at Lancaster County Prison was set at $500,000 cash.

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