Anonymous Target Ryan Reed Arrested for Alleged Molestation of Savannah Cross

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The Phoenix man who was temporarily cleared of murder and child-abuse charges in a 2-year-old girl's death was back in jail Thursday, after nearly two months of freedom.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times 27-year-old Ryan Reed was arrested Thursday night on two counts of child molestation.

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Reed and his wife, Allison Clement -- who ran an unlicensed babysitting service -- were arrested nearly a year ago after 2-year-old Savannah Cross died while in their care.

Police described heinous abuse suffered by Savannah, allegedly at the hands of Reed and Clement, as doctors told police the bruises on Savannah's body were "too many to count."

Court filings indicate the charges against Reed and Clement were dropped in late September as the Medical Examiner's Office was very slow to perform tests, and a deputy Maricopa County attorney assigned to the case repeatedly told the judge that these tests would be in any day -- which turned out to not be true. The charges were dismissed, but they can still be re-filed.

The dropping of charges 10 months later caused outrage among many people, including some people associated with Anonymous, a collective of Internet activists. The Anonymous activists started demanding justice for Savannah and even put together a campaign to put Savannah's mother, a former "exotic dancer," out of a job, as she had left her daughter in Reed in Clement's care 24 hours a day for weeks.

Court documents indicated Savannah sustained "extensive trauma to include deep tissue bruising, pattern bruising, swelling and abrasions from head to toe, front to back."

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BELLFLOWER -- A 13-year-old molestation victim pleaded with a judge Monday to give Kumon Math & Reading teacher who molested her "what he deserves."

"I'm not confident, I'm not comfortable socializing with anybody and it's hard to trust people," said the girl, whose name was withheld because she is a victim of a sex crime by her Kumon teacher. Her statement came at the sentencing of her molester, Frank Chung, a 63-year-old local man who molested her and allegedly two other girls at his Norwalk Kumon Math & Reading tutoring business.

"I just want what he deserves," the victim calmly but quietly told Bellflower Superior Court Judge Leland Tipton moments before Chung was sentenced to eight years in prison.  The 13-year-old victim is one of three girls who told authorities they were attacked by Chung at the Kumon Tutoring Center, and she was the first victim to come forward, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Detective Rudy Acevedo. Chung was arrested Sept. 8, and charged with lewd acts with a minor based on the allegation he molested the 13-year-old on a number of occasions at the Kumon learning center.  

When news of his arrest broke, the other two victims came forward and additional counts were added to the charge, Acevedo said.  Chung pleaded no contest to a single count related to the first victim in exchange for eight years behind bars.  Upon his release, Chung will be placed on three years parole and the charge, considered a violent sexual offense, leaves a strike on Chung's record, said Acevedo, who is assigned to the Special Victims Bureau.  The defendant is the owner of the Kumon Learning Center and worked there for five years with children providing after-school Kumon Math & Reading tutoring, according to the criminal complaint.  He worked in a similar capacity at Kumon learning centers in Northern California for the past 25 years, bringing him in contact with countless children, detectives said.


Child Molestation Prevention:

The more we know about child sexual abuse the better equipped we are to help prevent this from happening. To that end, knowing exactly what is considered to be child sexual abuse can be helpful. The following list will help clarify those actions that constitute child sexual abuse:

    The inappropriate exposure or subjection of a child to sexual contact, activity or behavior.

    Child sexual abuse, sexual molestation or sexual exploitation can include any kind of sexual act directed toward a child by an adult or by an older or more powerful child or any sexual act which involves the threat of violence.

Sexual Acts May Include the Following:

- Touching of a child’s genitals or breasts by an adult.
- An adult telling the child to touch the adults or anothers genitals or breasts.
- Exposure of the adult’s genitals, or making the child expose his/her genitals including photographing the child’s genitals or the child in a sexual position.
- An adult masturbating in front of a child.
- Instructing the child to masturbate.
- Stimulating the child manually.
- Rubbing (masturbating) against a child.
- Oral sex performed on a child or telling a child to perform oral sex.
- Any type of penetration of a child’s vagina or anus, however slight, by a penis, finger, tongue or other object.
- Exposing a child to pornography or using a child in pornography.
- Talking to, taunting or teasing a child in a sexual way.

If you have any suspicion that a child you know might be experiencing sexual abuse please report it to the proper authorities and get help for the child.


You know, Anonymous is just a bunch of dirtbags.  You should hear the nasty voicemail messages they have left on my (602) 926-2873 HISPANICS AGAINST AMNESTY phone line.  They don't like it but so what... it's the truth.  I wonder how many Hispanics call the Hispanics against amnesty racist?


Nice arrest!!!  He should also be charged with anarchy and terrorist threats.


Wow, thats an exotic dancer in Phoenix?

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I can't wait until the inmates in prison get this sick fuck....

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

If Joe puts this monster in the general population, the need for new charges and a long trial will be eliminated.

Cozz topcommenter

Burn this fucker on a stake.

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"Nice arrest!!! He should also be charged with anarchy and terrorist threats."As much as it pains me to do so, I actually agree with you about Reed's arrest Robert.

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

"Nice arrest!!! He should also be charged with anarchy and terrorist threats."

As much as it pains me to do so, I actually agree with you about Reed's arrest Robert.

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