A Bellflower man is facing charges of sexually assaulting four girls he is related to in Santa Ana, dating back to 1991, according to court records and police.
Aurelio Garcia, 63, was charged May 6 with three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor, and two counts of sexual penetration by foreign object of a victim younger than 14, all felonies, according to court records.
Garcia is charged with assaulting the girls in November 1991, March 2000, March 2012 and May of last year, according to court records.
At the end of November, the most recent alleged victim came forward to say Garcia had molested her when she was 5, which prompted seven other family members to allege they were also sexually assaulted, Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
The other alleged victims said they were molested when they 5, 6, and 7 years old, Bertagna said.
It wasn’t clear why the defendant was not charged with eight victims and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment.
Garcia is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana.