DATE:  July 23, 2021

CASE:  Ismael Gonzalez-Rivas (Case #19FE012600)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Sydne Jones, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

Ismael Gonzalez-Rivas was convicted by a jury of 18 counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14, three counts of lewd acts on a child age 14 to 15, and one count of possession of child pornography.  The jury also found true a multiple victim allegation.

Gonzalez-Rivas began sexually assaulting the first victim in 1999 when the victim was 6 years old.  The abuse continued until 2002 when the victim was 9 years old. Three years later, Gonzalez-Rivas began sexually assaulting the second victim when he was approximately 7 years old and continued the abuse for eight years.  Gonzalez-Rivas frequently showed the second victim child pornography while abusing him.  Both victims reported the abuse in 2018 when they were adults.  Officers executed a search warrant at Gonzalez-Rivas’s house and found child pornography.

Gonzalez-Rivas faces multiple life sentences in prison.  Sentencing is set for September 10, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 15 before the Honorable Kevin McCormick.

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