CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A National City man accused of molesting his girlfriend’s daughters pleaded not guilty Thursday to 16 felony counts of child molest.
Anthony Garza, 33, was ordered held on $1 million bail.
According to National City police, a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl who are daughters of Garza’s girlfriend said Sunday that Garza molested them.
The 15-year-old said Garza had molested her for five years, police said.
Authorities were also investigating whether a 10-year-old sister was abused, said National City police Sgt. Alex Hernandez.
Garza — who was arrested Monday — faces 240 years to life in prison if convicted, Matzger said.
South Bay Judge Katherine Bacal scheduled a readiness conference for Dec. 20 and a preliminary hearing for Dec. 26.