Deputy district attorney Ebrahim Baytieh had this to say about defendant Bruce Lyons, 48:
"When I was first assigned to the case, I had to do a double-take to make sure I wasn't misreading his record," Baytieh said. "The only way to describe him, other than to say he's a career criminal, is to say he's a career criminal who also happens to be a sexual deviant."
Lyons' defense attorney, Sonja Muir of Fullerton, said she had never had a client with so many strikes. "I haven't checked," she said, "but I don't know if there is anybody else" in California with a record like that.