National Park Service Employee Charged With Raping Teen

A National Park Service employee allegedly lured a 13-year-old Mexican immigrant into having sex with him, then arranged for her to perform sex acts with another 10 men at a motor lodge over an 18-month period, prosecutors said.

Angel Nazario, 60, who works at Fort Wadsworth in the Gateway National Recreation Area, was ordered held without bail following his arraignment last week on multiple counts of second-degree rape.

New York City police arrested Nazario on July 5, said William J. Smith, a spokesman for the district attorney for the borough of Staten Island.

A call to Nazario's attorney was not immediately returned. The park service had no immediate comment.

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Nazario knew the 13-year-old's mother, who believed he had hired her daughter to clean his apartment, prosecutors said.

Instead, Nazario allegedly had sex with the girl almost every Saturday at his apartment between September 2004 and this past May. He also was accused of arranging for the victim to engage in sex acts with 10 other men, in his presence, at the motor lodge.

If convicted, Nazario faces up to seven years in prison on each rape count.