DATE:  October 15, 2021

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

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

The Honorable Kevin McCormick sentenced Ismael Gonzalez-Rivas to 255 years to life in prison, plus an additional 10 years and 8 months. On July 22, 2021, a jury convicted Gonzalez-Rivas 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.

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