Ignacio Hernandez Held in Alleged Molestations of Two Girls

A 40-year-old Santa Ana man is accused of molesting one girl in Anaheim and a second in Santa Ana, according to authorities.


Ignacio Hernandez, who was arrested Friday, is charged with one count of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger and five counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14. He also faces a sentence-enhancing allegation of more than one victim.

Hernandez was acquainted with a relative of the girls who were allegedly molested in the summer of 2011 and 2013, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the Santa Ana Police Department spokesman.

“We won't be releasing further facts about the case in order to protect the privacy and rights of the victims,'' Roxi Fyad, the Orange County District Attorney's office spokeswoman, told City News Service.

Hernandez being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending a scheduled Nov. 6 arraignment hearing.

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