VISALIA – Police arrested a 34-year-old man who allegedly molested a Visalia child and had child pornography in his possession.
Ryan Koelewyn came to the attention of the Visalia Police Department during an investigation into a child molestation report at a Visalia residence on April 7. The victim of the alleged molestation was between 14 and 15 years old and had been in a prior relationship with Koelewyn, police said.
Officers discovered that Koelewyn also had child pornography. The investigation then led them to serve a search warrant in Hanford on Friday. Detectives searched Koelewyn’s car, house and work place, and then arrested him around 11:30 a.m.
Koelewyn was booked at the Tulare County Main Jail with bail set at $150,000. He is facing charges of performing lewd and lascivious acts with a child younger than 15 and possession of child pornography.
Koelewyn was a former Tulare County employee, but is currently employed in Hanford.
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