Ron Freitas
District Attorney
RON FREITAS District Attorney, San Joaquin County
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News from the Office of District Attorney Ronald J. Freitas
For Immediate Release
February 8, 2024
CONTACT: Erin Haight, Public Information Officer
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Douglas Rivaselias Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in State Prison

San Joaquin District Attorney Ron Freitas is pleased to announce that the Honorable Ronald A. Northup, sentenced Douglas G. Rivaselias, 23, of Manteca, to 25 years to Life in State Prison.


On November 30, 2023, Rivaselias entered a Guilty plea to a Felony PC 261(a)(2) Rape by Force, and a Felony PC 287(c)(2)(C) Oral Copulation Upon a Minor 14 Years of Age or Older, both Strikes under California’s Three Strikes Law. Rivaselias also Admitted Special Allegations on both counts to PC 667.61(d)2) Kidnapping the Victim which substantially increased the risk of harm. Additionally, Rivaselias is ordered to register pursuant to PC 290, provide AIDs testing, and follow other standard supplemental orders provided by the People.



The San Joaquin District Attorney's Office would like to extend its gratitude to Judge Northup and the dedicated prosecution team and Victim Witness Advocates, for their hard work in bringing justice in this case. Deputy District Attorney Elaine Casillas-Franco exemplifies unwavering dedication and grit in navigating the complex and emotionally challenging cases within our CASA Unit. We commend her and the team for their exceptional commitment and resilience. We must also thank the Manteca Police Department and Chief Schluer for their unabated pursuit of bringing this defendant to justice.


“Our office stands firm on our commitment to holding accountable those who commit heinous crimes against children.” District Attorney Ron Freitas says of the outcome. “We will pursue justice strenuously, ensuring every child receives the protection and support they deserve.”