Lancaster dance coach charged with sexually assaulting 2nd teen

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A man who ran a dance studio in his city home has been charged with sexually assaulting a second teenage girl he coached.

Jose M. Rivera-Vasquez, 40, is accused of performing numerous sex acts on a 13-year-old girl in the attic of his home at 410 S. Ann Street, police said in a news release.

The alleged assaults occurred while the teen was part of Rivera-Vasquez’s dance team, Lancaster Deep Roots, from October to May, police said.

He was charged last week with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, and indecent assault.

Rivera-Vasquez was jailed in Lancaster County Prison last month after police said he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl he coached from 2013 to 2014, beginning when she was 14 years old.

The first alleged victim told authorities that Rivera-Vasquez performed numerous, almost daily sex acts on her in his attic.

Police said their investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should call them at 717-735-3300.

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