Ann Arbor Man Arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct and Child Sexually Abusive Material
ANN ARBOR, MICH. An investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has resulted in the arrest of a man from Ann Arbor. Ryan Thomas Mortensen, 38, was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 5, 2019.
The investigation stemmed from a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) cyber tip. Further investigation led to locating Mortensen at a residence in Ann Arbor. Subsequent search warrants for Mortensen’s residence yielded multiple internet capable devices. Further search warrants were obtained for Mortensen’s social media accounts.
Mortensen has been charged with one count of criminal sexual conduct first degree, one count of child sexually abusive activity, one count of criminal sexual conduct third degree, and three counts of child sexually abusive material possession. Mortensen was arraigned on all counts on Oct 5 and issued a cash or surety bond of $50,000.
If convicted, Mortensen faces up to life in prison for criminal sexual conduct first degree charge, 20 years for child sexually abusive activity, fifteen years for the criminal sexual conduct third degree charge, and four years in prison for the counts of possessing child sexually abusive material.
The MSP Computer Crimes Unit encourages parents to speak to their children about the safe use of the internet. There are many resources available to parents to assist in keeping children safe online. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides a comprehensive list of resources on their website at http://www.missingkids.org. The MSP ICAC Task Force also provides resources at http://www.michiganicac.com.
If you have information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, please report it to the CyberTipLine at