Arizona man arrested for child sex crimes in Yuma

YUMA, Arizona (KOLD News 13) – An Arizona man who was accused of assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Yuma nearly three years ago was caught in Mesa on Wednesday.

Ricardo Ruan, 24, was arrested on multiple charges, including kidnapping, sexual assault of a minor and sexual contact with a minor, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals.

He is accused of sexually and physically assaulting the teenager at his Yuma home in July 2018. After the attack, she was released, and she was left unconscious in Ruan’s house.

Ruan was charged multiple times in Yuma County on Thursday, April 22, 2021, but detectives found he had left the area. As a result, local authorities have enlisted the help of US marshals who found Ruan in a mesa mesa on May 12th.

Ruan has been detained in Maricopa County Jail awaiting extradition to Yuma County.

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