LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. (NBC, KYMA/KECY) - U.S. Authorities have arrested a california man accused of killing sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico.
Mexican authorities charged Los Angeles County resident Bryant Rivera with the killing of three sex workers last year. He was taken into custody from his parents home in Downey, California Thursday morning.
The Baja California Attorney General's Office released a statement stating Rivera is allegedly responsible for at least three "femicides" in the popular tourist destination between September 2021 to February 2022.
The term "femicide" is a term mexican authorities use to describe the outbreak of violence against women because of their gender and is considered a hate crime in Mexico.
In the criminal complaint unsealed Thursday, Rivera is expected to be extradited.
Baja District Attorney Ricardo Carpio is confident Rivera will face the murder charges in Mexico.
"We believe that's going to happen. Our evidence are very important...We already put that evidence and information in the [hands of the] American authorities," Carpio spoke.
Rivera is facing up to 65 years in prison for each victim.