LANCASTER – A man arrested in North Carolina for alleged lewd acts with Palmdale children made an appearance Monday in a Lancaster courtroom, but did not enter a plea.
David Wayne Hoyle, 48, is charged with 11 felony counts – four counts of oral copulation or sexual penetration with child 10 years or younger, one count of sexual intercourse or sodomy with child 10 years or younger and two counts each of lewd acts upon a child, criminal threats and corporal injury to a child, according to Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami.
Hoyle is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of lewd practices in the presence of a minor.
The former Palmdale resident is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 7 and 8, and beating a 7-year-old boy and exposing him to lewd conduct between September 2011 and July 2014, the prosecutor said.
The case was filed for warrant at the Antelope Valley courthouse on April 16, and authorities arrested Hoyle in North Carolina in May, according to the prosecutor.
At the time of his arrest, Hoyle was on probation for a 2013 misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.
He was extradited from North Carolina to California last week.
Hoyle, whose arraignment was rescheduled to Sept. 28, faces multiple life prison terms if convicted as charged, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He is being held on more than $2 million bail.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.