Updated on Sept. 12: Lt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department has confirmed that six more women have come forward with claims against Sirous and Sons Rug Gallery manager Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan. The claims are under investigation, but no additional charges have been made so far. According to the Orange County Sheriff's Department website, Maralan has been released on bail.
The manager of Sirous and Sons Rug Gallery has been charged with sexually assaulting three women and showing pornography to a minor at his 222 Ocean Ave. store.
Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan, 53, of Laguna Niguel was arrested Sept. 1 on suspicion of one felony count of forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object by force, and distributing pornography to a minor, according to a news release from the Laguna Beach Police Department and Orange County district attorney's office. There is a sentencing enhancement for committing sexual offenses against more than one victim.