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Sex Offender Forced VVTA Bus to Stop After he Began Harassing Passengers

Sex Offender Forced VVTA Bus to Stop After he Began Harassing Passengers

APPLE VALLEY – An Apple Valley sex offender who was released on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) was arrested on Wednesday evening after harassing young mothers and being inappropriate with children.

The incident occurred on the Victor Valley Transit bus causing the bus driver to have to stop the bus in the area of Apple Valley Road and State Highway 18 in order to stop 42-year-old, Antoine Maurice Ryans. The bus driver called 911 in order to get assistance in removing Ryans from the bus because he was harassing the women and making sexual statements to a juvenile. Ryans fled from the bus prior to the arrival of deputies.  Deputies searched the area for Ryans and found him nearby.

Ryans, who was on parole for a 2014 sexual battery conviction, was stopped by the bus driver and passengers on the bus. Ryans also has several probation/parole violations and vandalism convictions according to court records. He was arrested for Attempted Lewd Acts with a Minor and Parole Violation. Ryans is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Friday, November 2, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, or who may have been a victim of Ryans, is urged to contact Deputy Tyler Loup or Sergeant James R. Evans at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station (760) 240-7400.

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