Rug store manager arrested again

Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan is suspected of rape, sexual assault against three new victims.

September 14, 2011|By Joanna Clay

The manager of Sirous and Sons Rug Gallery in Laguna Beach was arrested at his San Clemente store location Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting three more women.

Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan, 53, is facing three additional charges of rape, penetration with a foreign object, and assault with the intent to commit oral copulation, according to Lt. Jason Kravetz of the Laguna Beach Police Department.

He was previously arrested Sept. 1 for one felony count of forcible rape, attempted forcible rape, sexual penetration with a foreign object by force and distributing pornography to a minor.


Maralan was released from jail Friday after posting bond for $1 million bail.

All of the alleged incidents occurred at the Laguna Beach location at 222 Ocean Ave., police said.

Kravetz said Laguna Beach police have consulted the district attorney's office and are filing charges now.

These new charges stem from three separate victims, he said. There is a possibility that a fourth case will be filed.

Police confirmed that Maralan was working at his San Clemente store when he was arrested. He's been seen working at both locations since he was released.

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