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Feb. 9, 2017

Fontana man convicted of child sexual assault faces 44 years to life in state prison


Eduardo Manila (Booking Photo)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A 52-year-old Fontana man was convicted today of multiple counts of child sexual assault related to three victims.

A Rancho Cucamonga jury found Eduardo Manila guilty of 8 counts of Lewd Act Upon a Child and found true multiple victim allegations. The case dates back to Sept. 2014 when the 13-year-old victim (Jane Doe) disclosed to her grandparents that the defendant had fondled her when she spent the night at his home.

According to Deputy District Attorney Teresa Smith, who prosecuted the case, Jane Doe was friends with the defendant’s fiancé’s 14 year-old daughter (Janet Doe) at the time the touching occurred.

“It was at that point, Janet Doe disclosed that she, too, had been touched by the defendant,” Smith said.

During the investigation of the case, it was discovered that similar accusations had also been made by the defendant’s stepdaughter, Mary Doe, several years before these accusations came to light.

Manila is scheduled to be sentenced April 5 in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. He faces 44 years to life in state prison.

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at or via text at (909) 782-5559




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