Convicted Sex Offender Arrested While Downloading Child Porn In Riverside

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A convicted sex offender allegedly caught in the act of downloading child pornography on a computer at Riverside Community College was behind bars Friday.

Ryan Scott Barnhart, 33, was being held without bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

He was arrested around noon Thursday and booked on suspicion of possession of child porn and parole violations, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Rose.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement task force learned that Barnhart was allegedly using a public computer in RCC’s Business Education Building to download images of children in sex acts.

The Moreno Valley resident is taking classes at RCC.

Deputies and campus police officers took the ex-con into custody while he was viewing the pictures, Rose said.

According to the California Department of Justice, Barnhart has prior convictions for child molestation, possessing child porn and producing child porn.

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One Comment

  1. Really says:

    A sickness with no cure. He should be castrated.

  2. Thomas Forcade says:

    Doesn’t say anything about meth.What are you on?Look “roberto”even if you want to say,”another white rapist” because you are not white,and are trying to imply that the white people are bad,it’s because you have nothing good to say about your own race.Wich we all know what that is.

  3. Thomas Forcade says:

    Ha!Before i even finish one comment,another one of you pops up!Keep bashing white people.I assure you it will come to an end one day.

    1. Jacklynn says:

      Unbelievable how well-written and inofrtmiave this was.

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