A 54-year-old man was charged Friday with sexually assaulting three young sisters while living with their family in Santa Ana for several years.

Felipe Flores-Rivas is facing three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14 and one count each of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger and committing a forcible lewd act on a child, all felonies, with a sentencing enhancement allegation of substantial sexual conduct with a child.

Flores-Rivas was a friend of the family, according to Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, who said the alleged victims came forward to police this week.

One of the girls alleged she was sexually assaulted between April 2009 through April 2011 beginning when she was 5 or 6 years old; another said she was molested between August 2017 and August 2019 starting when she was 8 or 9; and the third girl said she was sexually assaulted between April and May of this year, starting when she was 5 or 6, according to court records.

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