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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
District Attorney

Scott A. Fichtner
Assistant District Attorney

Kristine M. Reed
Assistant District Attorney

David J. Derksen
Chief Investigator


222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201

T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371

News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2020

CONTACT: Elisa Bubak, Public Information Officer
T (209) 468-2400  | E Elisa.Bubak@sjcda.org

Emiliano Canada-Vargas Bail Increased to $2 Million

Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced that defendant Emiliano Canada-Vargas has been remanded into custody and bail increased to $2 million in light of new victims coming forward.

The defendant had been running a massage business out of his home for the last 30 years. Several victims reported that the Canada-Vargas allegedly touched them inappropriately during their massages. The range of charges vary from Rape to Sexual Battery.

This is an ongoing investigation and collaboration with the San Joaquin Sheriff's Office. At this time, there are several victims that were very brave to come forward. However, Canada-Vargas has been in this business for approximately 30 years and people come to see him from all over. We believe there may be other victims. If you or someone you know has been a victim of his, we ask that you contact Detective Arreola at 209-468-4425 or 209-468-4443.

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