Disneyland Worker Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Underage Female Relative Faces New Charges
WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) — A 45-year-old Disneyland employee who allegedly sexually assaulted an underage female relative was charged Tuesday with also molesting a family friend’s daughter.
Bryan William Anast, of Corona, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14 with a sentencing enhancement for sex crimes against multiple victims in connection to the assault of the girl between 1996 to 2000, beginning when she was 7 years old.
Anast previously pleaded not guilty to three counts each of aggravated sexual assault of a child and forcible lewd acts on a child younger than 14 and one count of possession and control of child pornography, all felonies, with a sentence-enhancing allegation of forcible sex crimes.
Anast is accused of molesting a female relative, starting when she was 11, four times in three different locations, including Yosemite, Garden Grove and Stanton, from 1997 to 2000, according to authorities.
The victim reported the incidents to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in May, officials said. Anast was arrested on June 20 at Disneyland, where he worked as a machinist fixing rides.
A Disneyland spokesperson said at no time did Anast have any contact with park visitors, including children.
During a subsequent investigation at Anast’s home, investigators found several videos of child pornography on a computer data storage device.
Anyone with information on the suspect or additional victims was asked to call Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at (714) 347-8794.
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