FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST THREE YOUNG GIRLS FACES NEW CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FOURTH MINOR FEMALE VICTIM

For Immediate Release
Case # 13WF0931
            





August 29, 2013

Susan Kang Schroeder
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FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST THREE YOUNG GIRLS FACES NEW CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FOURTH MINOR FEMALE VICTIM

*OCDA is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims

 

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) filed new charges against a former amusement park worker for sexually assaulting a fourth minor female victim with new additional charges for the sexual assault of Jane Doe #1. The defendant was previously charged with sexually assaulting Jane Doe #1, a female relative, Jane Doe #2, the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend, and Jane Doe #3, another female relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona was charged yesterday, Aug. 28, 2013, with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, one felony count of forcible lewd act on a child under 14, one felony count of aggravated sexual assault of a child, and one felony count of producing 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.

 

On July 11, 2013, Anast was charged with five felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child, three felony counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, and one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, with sentencing enhancements for sex crimes against multiple victims and substantial sexual conduct with children.

 

If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 186 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges, tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-5, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

 

Circumstances of  Original Case (Case # 13WF1859)

Between Nov. 2, 1997, and Nov. 1, 2000, Anast is accused of sexually assaulting his female relative, Jane Doe #1, by forcibly digitally penetrating the victim on at least four different occasions in three different locations including Garden Grove and Stanton. 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, Anast is accused of possessing several videos of child pornography on a computer data storage device, including several possibly-amateur images of young girls. Anast was charged with the sex crimes against Jane Doe #1 and for possession of child pornography on June 24, 2013.