Church Youth Leader Yanhao Ren arrested for various sex crimes with a child under 14

Highland Community News
July 15, 2015

Eric Ren

With the cooperative efforts of personnel from California Highway Patrol's Lake Arrowhead Office, and San Bernardino County Sheriff's Twin Peaks Station, Sheriff's detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail arrested 24-year-old Eric Ren of Fullerton on Monday, July 13, 2015 for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

On Sunday, July 12, 2015, just before midnight, CHP officers conducted a welfare check on the occupants of a vehicle parked in a turn-out of Highway 330, near Fredalba Road (in San Bernardino County). Ren was found in the back of the vehicle with the victim. The victim and Ren told detectives that they began a sexual relationship in May of 2015. Investigators have determined that during the following months they engaged in several sexual acts in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino.

Ren was booked at Central Detention Center and was being held on on $500,000 bail.

Ren is a youth leader for Evangelical Formosan Church of Rowland Heights for the past two years, and has attended the church since 2006. The victim met Ren while attending the youth programs of the church.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crimes Against Children Detail, Detective John Everman at (909) 387-3615.



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