Riverside police officers arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy using a restroom at a public park Friday, officials said.
Ryan Funk, described by authorities as a 31-year-old transient, is being held on $1 million bail at Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault upon a minor under 14 years old, kidnapping with the intent to commit rape and violation of post-release community supervision, according to police.
The boy used a restroom at Hunter Park during the night since he has been living with his mother and sibling inside a car nearby, according to police. He told his mother about the assault when he returned to their car, police said.
Officers responded to the reported sexual battery around 1 a.m., and they found Funk still at the park, police said. Detectives with the Riverside Police Department’s Sexual Assault – Child Abuse Unit have since taken over the investigation.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information can reach Detective Jarid Zuetel at 951-353-7133 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can contact Detective Christi Arnold at 9510353-7945 or email@example.com.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Riverside Police Department’s mobile app “Submit a Tip” feature while referencing report number 200023947.