Defendant Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for Child Sexual Assault
DATE: October 3, 2022
CASE: Manuel Olivares (Case #20FE018267)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Dinah Mielke, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit
The Honorable Helena Gweon sentenced Manuel Olivares to 30 years in prison. On July 22, 2022, a jury convicted Olivares of five counts of child molest by force. The jury also found true multiple aggravating factors, including vulnerable victim and that Olivares took advantage of a position of trust.
The victim knew and trusted Manuel Olivares. Beginning in July 2018, Olivares sexually assaulted the then 8-year-old victim multiple times. The assaults included forcible sodomy. DNA found on bedsheets where the victim was sexually assaulted was a match to Olivares.