DATE: June 25, 2024

CASE: Emilio Lopez (Case #19FE021158)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Brandon Jack, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

Emilio Lopez pled to five counts of forcible lewd act upon a child.  Lopez also admitted to aggravating factors that the victim was particularly vulnerable, and he used planning and sophistication to commit the offenses.

Lopez knew the victim and her family. On November 20, 2019, a family member of the 11-year-old victim observed Lopez sexually abusing her. Lopez fled that night, but later turned himself in to law enforcement. At the time he was arrested, Lopez admitted to sexually abusing the victim. The victim’s DNA was also found under his fingernails. The victim later reported that Lopez sexually abused her on approximately 5 to 10 separate occasions. During those instances, Lopez used forced against her to accomplish the acts.

Lopez faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison. Sentencing is set for August 5, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 62 before the Honorable Shauna Franklin.

Under current California law, Lopez (age 39) will become eligible for release at an Elder Parole hearing once he reaches the age of 50 and only serves 20 years of his 50-year sentence.  With his in-custody credits, that will be in approximately 15½ years.

Additional material on Elder Parole can be found here:

Elderly Parole Fact Sheet .docx (

View Document – California Code of Regulations (

Section 3055 – Elderly Parole Program, Cal. Pen. Code § 3055 | Casetext Search + Citator