Idyllwild man arrested in child pornography investigation

IDYLLWILD, Calif. — Authorities say a child pornography investigation led to the arrest of an Idyllwild man Thursday morning, April 8.

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Hemet Sheriff’s Station deputies assigned to the mountain communities along with Riverside District Attorney’s office investigators served a search warrant at a private residence on Pine Crest Avenue around 8 a.m., according to social media and official jail and court documents.

Officials work at the scene of a search warrant where 26-year-old Idyllwild resident Ryan Lujan was arrested on multiple charges of possessing or sending child pornography. Hemet Sheriff’s Station photo

While at the residence officials arrested 26-year-old, Ryan Christopher Lujan and he was later booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of three felony charges related to possessing or sending child pornography.

Online jail records indicate Lujan was released within hours of being booked after posting $10,000 bail or bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at Murrieta’s Southwest Justice Center Aug. 11.



Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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