OC Church Volunteer Mark Allen Korando, SR. Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

On Monday, November 23, 2020, Costa Mesa Police arrested Mark Allen Korando, Sr. , 69-year-old Costa Mesa man, who volunteered for years to chaperone children at a local church. He was charged with sexually assaulting two girls after the mother of the sisters contacted police.

Korando was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child with a foreign object, three counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or younger, two counts of forcible lewd act on a child, and seven counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child younger than 14, all felonies. The church was not identified by police, but officers said it was in the 1700 block of Baker Street in Costa Mesa. He is being held on $1 million bail.

According to police, Korando is accused of sexually assaulting the girls ages 12 and 14 about two years ago. Their mother contacted police in September to allege he had inappropriately touched her daughters.

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According to police, the two sisters might not be the only victims. Officers suspect there may be more because Korando would take groups of girls out of state on volunteer trips with a local church. If you know of anyone who may have been a victim of this man, please call the Costa Mesa Police Department.