Valparaiso Man Arrested in Connection with Child Molestation Case

Ryan Schroeder

A Valparaiso man has been charged with 23 felonies in a child molestation case.

Ryan Schroeder, 26, who is currently in the United States Navy based in Jacksonville, Florida, has been charged with Aiding in Child Molestation, Aiding in Child Exploitation, Possession of Child Pornography, Aiding in Voyeurism and Aiding in Theft. He was arrested yesterday in Jacksonville and is awaiting extradition back to Porter County.

This investigation also included the arrest of 21-year-old Tara Tryon, of Wanatah, on October 27th, 2011. She was arrested and charged with 20 counts of Child Molestation. Schroeder, the former boyfriend of Tryon, allegedly asked her to do the acts and also received photos of the acts on his phone. Tryon is now out on bail.