RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Rape and Oral Copulation of a Minor under Duress|
|Station Area:||Palm Desert|
|Written Date:||June 10, 2021||Time:||4:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||August 2017 - July 2018||Time:||N/A|
|Incident Location:||Multiple Locations|
|Reporting Officer:||Investigator Reinbolz|
On April 23rd, 2021, The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department received information regarding a past sexual assault. The sexual assault involved the 31-year-old head coach of a travel basketball team and a 16-year-old female player. The incidents occurred between August 2017 and July 2018.
On June 10th, 2021, Ryan Towner was arrested on charges of rape of a minor under duress and oral copulation of a minor under duress. Towner was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center, in Indio, on the above-listed charges.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Palm Desert Investigations Bureau, at 760-836-1600, or Investigator Reinbolz at 760-836-1634. If anyone with information would like to remain anonymous, please call the Coachella Valley Crimes Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.
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