In August 2015, the Banning Police Department began an investigation into allegations of lewd and lascivious acts involving Ronald Stuart Wansor, a forty-six-year-old from the city of Banning.
It was reported that Wansor had inappropriately touched a minor on more than one occasion.
The case had been submitted to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution; however, there was not enough evidence at that time to file former charges against Wansor.
In January 2019, Detectives from the Banning Police Department re-opened the case. Over a two-month period, Detectives uncovered evidence that Wansor had in fact engaged in lewd and lascivious acts on a child. On April 9, 2019, the new evidence was presented to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. In return, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office filed formal charges against Wansor for lewd and lascivious acts on a child. An arrest warrant was subsequently issued for the arrest of Wansor.
On April 10, detectives located and arrested Wansor without incident in the 200 block of Apex Avenue in Banning.
It should be noted; Wansor is currently a transient and has visited Banning, Beaumont, and Santa Monica over the past several months.
The Banning Police Department believes that there may be additional victims that have not come forward or have not reported the information to law enforcement.
The Banning Police Department asks anyone with additional information to contact the Banning Police Department immediately at (951) 922-3170.