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ANAHEIM, CA — An Anaheim dance studio owner was charged with sexually assaulting two students, and police Wednesday said they believe there may be more victims and called on any to come forward.

Richard Hirschl, 66, was charged Nov. 3 with four felony count of lewd or lascivious acts with a minor younger than 14, court records say. Hirschl was arrested Friday.

The same day, he posted $100,000 bail and was released, Sgt. Shane Carringer of the Anaheim Police Department told City News Service.

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The suspect owns Hirschl School of Dance at 1012 Tustin Ave., authorities said. He stands accused of assaulting one girl when she was 12 years old in 2012, and another girl when she was 11 to 13 years old between 2014 and 2017, police said.

Hirschl is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 21 at the North Justice Center in Fullerton. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call detectives at 714-765-1679.

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