Long Beach: Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detectives arrested 23-year-old Ryan Booth for 288.7(b) of the California Penal Code Section-Sexual Act with a child under 10 years of age.
On September 5, 2014, detectives from the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, along with investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Investigations group assigned to the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crime Against Children Task Force assisted serving a search warrant at the suspect’s resident in Long Beach, California. The Suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The Search warrant was obtained after detectives investigated a lead involving internet postings of an unknown individual soliciting child sexual exploitation material. Investigators identified the suspect as 23-year-old Ryan Booth and discovered he was a contact offender.
The LA ICAC Taskforce is spearheaded by the LAPD with 63 federal and local affiliate agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the internet as a means to contact children or deal in child pornography. The public is reminded that any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of child pornography on the Internet should be immediately reported to local law enforcement agencies or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678. Reports can also go to www.missingkids.com, and the information will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency on a nationwide basis. June is Internet Safety Month and parents are encouraged to discuss Internet safety tips with their children.
Anyone with information regarding this case or other information is urged to contact Lieutenant Andrea Grossman at (562) 624-4027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”