|For Immediate Release
Case # 13WF1859
August 11, 2014
FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FOUR MINOR FEMALE VICTIMS
WESTMINSTER – A man was convicted today of sexually assaulting four young girls between the ages of 7 and 11 years old. Bryan William Anast, 46, Corona, pleaded guilty to one felony count of continuous sexual conduct, six felony counts of lewd acts by duress on a child under 14, one felony count of possession of child pornography, and one felony count of using a minor for sex acts. In addition to his prison sentence, Anast is scheduled to be sentenced to 55 years and four months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration at his sentencing Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-9, West Justice Center, Westminster.
The sex crimes against all of the victims involved rubbing of the vaginal area.
Between November 1997 and November 2000, Anast sexually assaulted his female relative, Jane Doe #1, on at least four different occasions in three different locations in Orange County. The victim was 11 years old in 1997.
In May 2013, Jane Doe #1 contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to report the sexual assaults. Anast was arrested at Disneyland, where he worked as a machinist fixing rides. In his home in Riverside County, Anast was in possession of several videos of child pornography on a computer data storage device, including several amateur images of young girls. Anast was charged with the sex crimes against Jane Doe #1 and for possession of child pornography in June 2013.
The ongoing investigation resulted in the identification of Jane Doe #2, Jane Doe #3, and Jane Doe #4.
Between 1996 and 2000, Anast sexually assaulted the daughter of a family friend, Jane Doe #2, beginning when she was 7 years old. The defendant molested the victim on at least three occasions at his then-home in Orange County and her home in Los Angeles County. The Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Office prosecuted Anast for the crimes that occurred in both Orange and Los Angeles Counties.
Between April 1995 and April 1998, Anast sexually assaulted another female relative, Jane Doe #3, beginning when she was 7 years old, on at least two different occasions at the victim’s home in Orange County.
Between October 2012 and June 2013, Anast sexually assaulted another female relative, Jane Doe #4, beginning when she was 8 years old, on multiple occasions in his Riverside County home and the victim’s Fresno County home. The OCDA prosecuted the defendant for these crimes committed in other counties.
Deputy District Attorney Bobby Taghavi of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.