Bryan William Anast, Ex-Disneyland Machinist, Accused of Sex Acts with Fourth Girl, 8
Another month, another little girl former Disneyland machinist Bryan William Anast is accused of sexually assaulting. In May, the Corona 45-year-old was accused of sex acts with a female relative beginning when she was 11. In June came allegations about a second girl, the 7-year-old daughter of a friend when the abuse began. Last month, similar accusations about another female relative, who was also 7 at the time, surfaced. Today, prosecutors announced there is a fourth girl, another female relative who was 8 at the time.
See: Bryan William Anast, Disneyland Machinist, Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Assaults on 11 y.o. Girl Relative, Possessing Kiddie Porn Bryan William Anast, Ex-Disneyland Machinist, Faces Sex Assault Charges for Third Girl: Update
In addition, the Orange County District Attorney's office announced additional charges involving the first girl. All together, Anast is now facing 10 felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, four felony counts of forcible lewd act on a child under 14, four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, one felony count of producing child pornography and one felony count of possession and control of child pornography.
He is also facing sentencing enhancements for sex crimes against multiple victims, substantial sexual conduct with a child, and committing lewd acts on multiple children.
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A conviction on all counts comes with a maximum sentence of 186 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
Anast is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges Friday in Santa Ana. He pleaded not guilty at his original arraignment.
It's also notable that the Disney resort in Anaheim issued a statement after Anast's arrest informing he no longer is an employee there and none of the crimes against him were said to have happened at the theme parks.
The links above give the circumstances of the cases involving the three previous girls. Here, according to the OCDA, is what led to the additional charges involving the first girl:
Between Nov. 2, 1998, and Nov. 1, 1999, Anast is accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe #1, by forcibly digitally penetrating the victim on several occasions in Garden Grove. The victim was 12 years old in 1998.
The OCDA alleges this is what led to the charges involving the fourth girl:
Between Oct. 31, 2012, and May 1, 2013, Anast is accused of sexually assaulting a female relative, Jane Doe #4, when she was 8 years old. Anast is accused of rubbing the victim's vaginal area on several occasions. Anast is accused of possessing several videos of child pornography on his computer which included the sexual assault of Jane Doe #4.
Informing the public that the investigation is ongoing has led to the identification of additional girls (and new charges). And police and prosecutors are certain there are more young victims based on the kiddie-porn evidence alleged to have been found on Anast's computer.
Therefore, anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Paul Carvo at 714.347.8794.
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