Nov 10, 2022
The owner of an Anaheim dance studio was arrested for multiple sexual assaults involving minors, according to the city’s police department.
Richard Hirschl, 66, of Tustin is accused of sexually assaulting two minors at his place of business several years ago, local FOX 11 reported.
The sexual assault suspect is the owner of “Hirschl School of Dance,” located on the 1000 block of N. Tustin Avenue in Anaheim. The alleged child sex abuse crimes are believed to have occurred between 2012 and 2017.
The victims, whose identities have not been disclosed, are described by police as:
At least one of the sexual assaults involving a minor is alleged to have occurred at the dance studio, according to officials.
Hirschl was taken into custody Friday by Anaheim Police following an arrest warrant being issued on November 4. Both alleged victims identified Hirschl as a suspect in the sexual assaults. He faces multiple counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor.
If convicted, the Anaheim dance studio owner could receive a sentence of up to 14 years in state prison.
Local KTLA reported that Hirschl was subsequently released from the Anaheim City Jail on $100,000 bail.
Anaheim Police investigators believe there may be additional survivors who were victimized by Hirschl but have yet to come forward. Anyone else with information related to a sex crime committed by the Anaheim dance studio owner is urged to contact Detective L. Cao at 714-765-1679.
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