A Florida woman is in police custody after she confessed to stabbing her 11-year-old daughter multiple times “to prevent her from having sex” with men.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, witnesses said Rosa Rivera, 28, arrived at a home on the 5700 block of Citadel Drive with her daughter, Aleyda Rivera, around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Rivera began pounding on the door accusing a man inside of having sex with Aleyda. The Orlando Sentinel reports that witnesses said the child denied having sex with anyone.

Further, investigators do not believe anyone was sexually abusing Aleyda.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Sheriff John Mina said:

“Based on what we know and what we’ve found so far, we believe that part to be false.We are doing everything we normally do in those types of allegations, investigations, to unfound that completely.”

Mina said detectives believe Rivera stabbed her daughter inside of her car.

According to an arrest report, “Rivera stated she stabbed her daughter while in the car, and while stabbing her she was attempting to make her more comfortable.”

Afterward, she “drove [Aleyda] around in her vehicle until she ultimately died from those stab wounds.” She then took the child to Winnie Palmer Hospital.

According to an arrest report, when Rivera arrived at the hospital she told first responders:

“My baby is gone.”

At some point, hospital security detained Rivera for brandishing pocket knife with a purple handle. The weapon was covered with blood.

During an interview with investigators, the mother initially denied killing her daughter, but later confessed. According to the report, she said she wanted “to prevent her from having sex with other men,” Orlando Sentinel reports.

Rivera had stabbed Aleyda 15 times in the back and suffered a defensive stab wound to her right arm.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mina said:

“These cases are horrific and tragic. And then to know that the child was killed by a mother — basically, a mother is the first line of defense to what is sometimes a very cruel world — is very hard on all of us.”

Rivera told detectives she never actually saw her daughter having sex. She also said that Aleyda never told her that she was sexually active. However, Rivera said the child was smiling “different.”

Police have charged Rivera with first-degree murder. She remains in Orange County Jail without bail.

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8 Replies to “Mom Confesses to Stabbing 11-Year-Old Daughter. She Believed She Was Having Sex Because She Smiled ‘Different’”

  • Dawn 7 months ago


  • Michael Bankston 7 months ago

    How could anyone do this to an innocent child?!

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    She’s crazy may this child rip breaks my heart💔

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    Probably high on some hallucinate drugs poor little girl can’t even trust ur mother these days

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    If I thought someone had sex with my 11 year old daughter… I would hold her and never let her go, and I would stab the life of whatever pos touched her.

  • Momma Love 7 months ago

    Wat most of you probably won’t believe is she probably was jealous of her to grow up. Her issue is she never seen or does not know about her having sex but she kills her to prevent it. Not protect her. Think about it carefully. I bet the little girl had a life of being called a bitch too. That’s because lots of women don’t wanna have girls because it becomes competition and the babies have no idea

    • Anonymous 7 months ago

      What you are saying is very true. I had a mother who was abusive not to my brothers, but to my sister and me and it wasn’t until I was much older that I realized she was very jealous of us girls and especially where it came to our close relationship with our dad. Our mother threatened us to take our lives if we let a boy fool around with us. We didn’t even know what that meant being little girls. She was sick mentally.

      • Anonymous 7 months ago

        I’m so sorry that happened to you! That must have been very hurtful! This is a horrific tragedy!

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