Orange County prosecutors asked for the public’s help Wednesday in identifying possible additional victims of a music teacher charged with molesting two girls in Costa Mesa.

Anthony Philip Bruccoliere of Costa Mesa, 49, was charged Feb. 15 with sexually assaulting the two girls between December 2008 and 2019, according to the criminal complaint.

Bruccoliere, who posted $1 million bail and was released Feb. 26, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Bruccoliere is accused of assaulting the girls, beginning when they were four and five years old, in multiple places, including his music studio, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Police and prosecutors suspect there could be more alleged victims and asked anyone with relevant information to contact Detective Alicia DeFuria at 714-754-5364 or adefuria@costamesaca.gov, or Sgt. Jose Morales at 714-754-4893.

Bruccoliere’s attorney, Mark Fredrick, said his client was “shocked by the allegations. He’s looking forward to proving the allegations false.”

Bruccoliere is charged with four counts of forcible lewd act on a child, one count of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger, four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child-oral copulation with force or fear, a count of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14, and two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, all felonies, according to the complaint.

Bruccoliere also claims to have worked as a personal assistant to actors Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen and on the set of the Netflix series “Cobra Kai,” City News Service reported last month.

Bruccoliere’s LinkedIn page says he was a personal assistant for Mueller and Sheen from January 2009 through January 2013. Mueller and Sheen filed for divorce in 2010, which became final in 2011.

The page also lists Bruccoliere as being a personal assistant/property manager for “Cobra Kai” from January through August 2019.

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