22 November 2021

  Major Michael S. TenEyck
  Troop D Commander



Major Michael S. TenEyck of the New York State Police and Chief Deputy Derrick O’Meara of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, announce the arrest of 34-year-old Ryan F. Rios, of LeRoy, New York.

In November of 2019, an investigation commenced alleging Ryan Rios sexually abused several females under the age of 17.  During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the sexual abuse occurred in the city of Utica, the village of New York Mills, and the village of New Hartford between June 2011 through the winter of 2018. Upon completion of the investigation, the case was turned over to the Oneida County District Attorney’s office where it was presented to the Grand Jury in October 2021. 

Rios was subsequently indicted on the following charges:

  • Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, a class “A-II” felony
  • Rape 1st degree, a class “B” felony
  • (2) counts of Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3rd degree, a class “D” felony
  • (2) counts of Sexual Abuse 1st degree, a class “D” felony
  • Rape 2nd degree, a class “D” felony
  • (4) counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class “A” misdemeanor
  • (2) counts of Harassment 2nd degree, a violation. 

After the indictment was passed down from the Grand Jury, a warrant was issued for Rios’ arrest.  On November 17, 2021, Rios was arrested and appeared in Oneida County Court, where he was arraigned on the above-listed charges. The victims were offered services through the Oneida County CAC.

The investigation was conducted by the New York State Police in conjunction with the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center.  The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center is a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary team that fights child abuse by providing a wide range of services for child victims, while also aggressively pursuing the offenders of these crimes.



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