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Man faces 13-year sentence in sex assault

A MAN faces a 13-year sentence in state prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault on a 13-year-old Huntington Beach girl.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Friday for a man convicted of sexual assaults on a 13-year-old Huntington Beach girl in 2016.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Bradley Thomas Williams, 34, of Dana Point, will appear in West Justice Center in Westminster at 8:30 a.m.  He pleaded guilty on Dec. 18 to four felony charges related to the incidents.


Bradley was one of four men accused of communicating with the girl online, using false names on multiple social media platforms. Three of the men allegedly traveled to Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley to engage in sexual activity with the girl. Williams and another suspect – Sohrab Anaraki  – were arrested on Jan. 18, 2018 by Huntington Beach police.

Three days later Christian Palmer was arrested and on March 22, Dwight Castaldi was arrested by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department (in Florida) and extradited to California on April 16.

Anaraki, Palmer and Castaldi are set to appear in court on Jan. 29, 2019 for a preliminary hearing.

Bradley faces up to 13 years in state prison for three counts of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 and one count of meeting a minor to commit lewd conduct.

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