A 25-year-old after-school instructor pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting four girls in Santa Ana.
Eddy Bustamante Infante of Santa Ana pleaded guilty to four counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, according to court records. A count of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14 and a count of oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 years or younger were dismissed, according to court records.
Infante is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 7 in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
He worked as an after-school teacher at Greeneville Elementary School from 2015 until his arrest in October 2018.
Infante was initially arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting three girls, Santa Ana Police Department Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said. The charges filed in 2018 then reflected those allegations. At the time, Infante posted bail and was released.
But in response to a public plea for more information about Infante, another victim came forward saying the defendant sexually assaulted her when she was 6 years old, Bertagna said.
Infante sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl between August 2016 and June 2017 and a 9-year-old girl between August 2015 and June 2017, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.