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Child rape suspect may have victims in 10 states, including Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A man arrested for allegedly raping a child last month in Tennessee may have been a victim in nine other states, a prosecutor said Monday.

Ryan Andrew Meyung, 30, was charged in December with child rape, aggravated kidnapping and other related charges, Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston said in a statement.

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An investigation led to local law enforcement cooperating with Homeland Security Investigations, and all agencies believe there may be more victims in Tennessee as well as Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky , Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the statement said.

Meyung runs an Indiana-based business called Live Your Dreams MX, which involves him traveling around the United States building motor racing tracks and teaching and instructing kids how to ride motorcycles , Pinkston said.

In addition, Meyung has relationships with several youth-oriented organizations and youth ministries. Pinkston’s office declined to name the organizations, but said connections have helped Meyung travel around the country.

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Following stories about Meyung’s arrest, individuals from other states contacted case investigators about potential criminal law violations involving Meyung and the other children, Pinkston said.

WTVC-TV reports Tennessee’s allegation involving three children. An affidavit said the two children accused Meyung of locking them in a bus and sexually assaulting one of them, according to the station. Another child told his father that he had misbehaved with Meyung, a family friend, WTVC-TV reported.

Pinkston urges anyone with information on Meyung to contact Homeland Security.

Meyung remains imprisoned in Hamilton County, southeast Tennessee. It is not yet clear whether he has a lawyer.

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