More charges have been filed against a man accused of sex crimes against preteen girls in Garden Grove and Stanton.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Bryan William Anast, 45, of Corona, was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of lewd acts against a child under 14 for allegedly molesting the daughter of a family friend.
He previously was charged with molesting a girl November 1997 to November 2000. The girl was 11 when the incidents began, say investigators.
After a public plea for other possible victims, the second female came forth. Anast allegedly molested the girl, beginning when she was 7, from 1996 to 2000 at his home in Los Angeles County and her home in Orange County.
Combined with allegations of possession of child pornography, Anast faces a maximum sentence of 76 years in state prison. He is being held on $1 million bail. Anast was arraigned on the new charges Tuesday at West Justice Center in Westminster.
Anast was formerly employed at Disneyland maintaining rides.
Investigators are still looking for other possible victims. Anyone with information about this or related incidents is asked to contact Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794.