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SANTA ANA, Calif. - Authorities say a father allegedly used his 6-year-old daughter to arrange playdates with children who he would then sexually assault.

Now, investigators are looking for additional victims.

Jose Luis Aguilera is accused of sexually assaulting four girls between the ages of 9 and 11-years-old.

Officials with the district attorney's office say he would befriend families at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses and then would prey on their children.

"He befriended at least four different families and then under the guise of playdates with his daughter, he then would sexually assault the girls when he got them alone," Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown told KTLA.

Aguilera was charged with two felony counts of kidnapping for the purpose of child molesting, seven felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and one felony count of sexual penetration with a child 10-years-old or younger.

He is also facing a sentencing enhancement for committing lewd acts on multiple victims.

If convicted, Aguilera could face 130 years to life in prison.

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