Convicted Child Molester From San Gabriel Charged After Allegedly Sexually Abusing Young Girl, Possessing Child Porn

A registered sex offender who was previously convicted of molesting a child has been charged with sexually molesting a young girl and possessing child pornography, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Ronald McKenzie is seen in a booking photo released by San Gabriel police.

Ronald McKenzie is seen in a booking photo released by San Gabriel police.

Ronald Melvin McKenzie, of San Gabriel, has been charged with the following: four counts of lewd act upon a child; four counts of possessing child porn after a prior conviction; and one count of sexual penetration with a child under the age of 10, according to a DA’s Office news release.

The complaint includes the allegation that McKenzie had a previous child molestation conviction in 1990.

An investigation into the 66-year-old began on Monday night when police received a report regarding suspected child abuse, according to a San Gabriel Police Department news release.

After contacting McKenzie at his residence and, authorities uncovered “numerous images of a sexual nature” involving minors on his computer and cellphone during the initial investigation, the police release stated.

Police confirmed that at least one juvenile depicted in a photograph had been sexually abused.

According to the DA’s office, McKenzie allegedly began sexually abusing a young girl back in 2013.

He allegedly molested the same child again from July 2017 to September 2017, prosecutors said.

McKenzie was arrested and booked on a number of felony charges, including possession of sexually explicit matter involving minors, possession of sexually explicit matter involving minors by a registered sex offender, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14, according to police.

Detectives served a search warrant at the home to look for additional evidence amid the ongoing investigation, police said.

McKenzie is being held on $500,000 bail, but prosecutors are expected to ask that it be raised to $1.46 million during his arraignment Thursday afternoon.

He faces a maximum possible sentence of 28 years to life if convicted as charged.