A motocross instructor who traveled the country building motocross tracks and mentoring children was indicted yesterday for multiple child exploitation offenses, federal officials stated.

According to court documents, Ryan Meyung, 30, engaged six different minor victims in sexually explicit conduct to produce images of child sexual abuse.  The alleged crimes occurred between 2019 and 2021. He was arrested on state charges in December 2021 and has remain=ed in custody.

Meyung was known to frequent states including Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

Meyung is charged with six counts of producing child pornography, one count of transporting child pornography, and one count of possessing child pornography.

If convicted of the charges, Meyung faces up to 210 years in prison. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty, court documents indicate.

Homeland Security Investigations is investigating this case jointly with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (Tennessee), and the Chattanooga Police Department..

Trial Attorney Jessica L. Urban of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin N. Spritzer of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia are prosecuting the case. 

By Raul

Raul Hernandez is a former journalist. He has worked as a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years at the El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso Times, Press Enterprise in Riverside, California and the Ventura County Star in California. He was a court reporter for more than 20 years.

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