Arraignment is scheduled for today (Thursday) of a 45-year-old man accused of sex crimes against pre-teen girls in Garden Grove, Stanton and Laguna Hills.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Bryan William Anast will be arraigned in Central Justice Center in Santa Ana at 8 a.m.
In July he was arrested on two felony counts of lewd acts against a child under 14 for allegedly molesting the daughter of a family friend. He first was charged with molesting a girl from November 1997 to November 2000. The girl was 11 when the incidents began, said investigators.
After a public plea for other possible victims, the second and third females came forth. Anast allegedly molested the third girl, beginning when she was 7, from 1995 to 2000 at her home in Laguna Hills.
Combined with allegations of possession of child pornography, Anast faces a maximum sentence of 93 years in state prison. He is being held on $1 million bail. Anast was formerly employed at Disneyland in Anaheim maintaining rides.