RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — A transient faces charges of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a child Monday after allegedly molesting a boy who had been using a Riverside park restroom.
Ryan Funk, 31, was arrested Friday and booked on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault on a minor under 14, kidnapping with the intent to commit rape and violating his post release community supervision. He is being held on $1 million bail.READ MORE: Cessna Citation 680 Makes Emergency Landing At Riverside Airport After Windshield Breaks
Officers were sent to Hunter Park, 1401 Iowa Ave., at about 1 a.m. Friday to investigate reports of a sexual battery. At the park, a woman who had been living in her car with her two children told the officers she had allowed her 12-year-old son to use the park restroom alone.
The boy returned to his mother’s car and told her a man had just sexually assaulted him, police said. Officers found the suspect still at the park and detained him.READ MORE: Chargers To Open Season Against Washington; Face Cowboys In Home Opener
The mother and her two children were given temporary transitional housing and referred them to outreach services from the city’s Office of Homeless Solutions and the Public Safety Engagement Team, police said.
Funk is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Federal Officials Now Investigating Deadly Tesla-Involved Crash On May 5 In Fontana
Anyone with information about the investigation can contact Detective Jarid Zuetel at (951) 353-7133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Detective Christi Arnold at (951) 353-7945 or by email at email@example.com.