69-year-old Costa Mesa man arrested for allegedly molesting two sisters, ages 10, and 12


COSTA MESA (CNS) - A 69-year-old Costa Mesa man, who volunteers to chaperone children at a local church, was behind bars today on suspicion of molesting two girls.
  Mark Allen Korando Sr. was arrested at his home Monday and booked on suspicion of digital penetration of a victim younger than 10, lewd acts on a child and continuous sexual abuse of a child younger than 14, according to Roxi Fyad of the Costa Mesa Police Department. He's being held on $1 million bail.
  The mother of two girls, ages 12 and 14, contacted police in September to allege the suspect had inappropriate touched her daughters, Fyad said. The suspect is accused of sexually assaulting the sisters about two years ago, she said.
  Police, who refused to say how the suspect met the siblings, suspect there may be more alleged victims because Korando would chaperone groups of girls from a local church on out-of-state trips to provide services for needy people, Fyad said.
  The church was not identified, but police said it was in the 1700 block of Baker Boulevard. The only church in that vicinity is Mesa Verde United Methodist Churchy at 1701 Baker St.
  Anyone with information that may be helpful to investigators was asked to contact Detective Dan Holl at 714-754-4873, dholl@costamesaca.gov, or Sgt. Scott Stafford at 714-754-4933, sstafford@costamesaca.gov