Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13WF1859: July 2, 2013
FORMER AMUSEMENT PARK WORKER PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST YOUNG GIRL RELATIVE FACES ADDITIONAL CHARGES FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 7-YEAR-OLD FAMILY FRIEND
*The OCDA is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims
WESTMINSTER– Additional charges have been filed against a man for sexually assaulting the 7-year-old daughter of a family friend. The defendant was previously charged with sexually assaulting a female child relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona, was charged today for Jane Doe #2 with two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 with a sentencing enhancement for sex crimes against multiple victims. He was previously charged for Jane Doe #1 with three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and three felony counts of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14. Anast is also charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography. If convicted on all counts, he now faces a maximum sentence of 78 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail and is expected to be arraigned on the new charges today, July 2, 2013, in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster. The time is to be determined. Continue reading
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Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13WF1859: June 24, 2013
OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FEMALE RELATIVE
WESTMINSTER – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charged with sexually assaulting a female relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for forcible sex crimes. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 63 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The People will request the defendant be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today, June 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster. Continue reading
Superior Court Judge Nicholas S. Thompson ordered the man who set off two dry ice bombs at Disney’s Toon Town, 22-year-old Christian Barnes, released on his own recognizance today, according to CBS News.
His bail had previously been set at $1 million dollars. No one was hurt by the dry ice bombs. Continue reading
Christian Barnes, 22, the Disneyland employee accused of setting off two dry ice explosions at the theme park pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
He was charged with a felony count of possession of a destructive device in a public place, according to KTLA News. Continue reading
City of Anaheim Police Department, John Welter, Chief of Police
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2013
Released by Sgt. Bob Dunn, Contact at 714-497-6330
Subject: Suspect Arrested in Dry Ice Incident at Disneyland
Late on May 28, 2013, Anaheim Police Detectives identified and arrested a Disneyland outdoor vending cast member, Christian Barnes, 22, of Long Beach in connection with this incident. He was booked at the Anaheim Police Department on suspicion of possessing a destructive device (18740 CPC) and he is being held on one million dollars bail. Continue reading
A dry ice bomb exploded in a trash can at Disneyland’s Toon Town on Tuesday night, at about 5:30 pm. The Anaheim Police Department sent officers to examine the debris and guests were evacuated from that part of the park.
The dry ice appeared to have been placed in a plastic bottle that was left in a trash can. The explosion was confined to the can, according to the Anaheim Police Department, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading
From the New Anaheim blog
The Orange County District Attorney released a letter today clearing Anaheim police officer Nick Bennallack, who shot and killed a gang member, Manuel Diaz last summer – an event that triggered riots in the shadow of Disneyland.
The finding by the DA set off a firestorm of complaints on news and social media – mainly asserting that there was no way the DA was going to find Bennallack guilty.
But let’s take a step back here for a moment. Why would a cop go to all the trouble of becoming a cop just to blow his career by shooting some unarmed gang banger in the back? Remember that most cops join the police force for the pay and benefits, and because they can be cops without having a college degree. And cops get to retire young, with huge pensions. So why blow all of that over some pelon? Continue reading
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