In a disturbing incident in Harris County, Texas, a 27-year-old man has been charged with a third-degree felony for allegedly luring a 10-year-old boy into a bathroom and assaulting him by biting his neck “like a vampire.” Colton Tyler Ryan, the accused, now faces legal consequences for his horrifying actions.
The incident unfolded when it was reported that Ryan had installed the Facebook Messenger app on the young boy’s cellphone without the consent of his mother, and had begun making contact with the child at all hours. As reported by FOX 26, the court documents state that Ryan’s interactions with the boy occurred without the mother’s knowledge or permission.
The situation took an even more disturbing turn when the boy’s mother noticed Ryan loitering around their apartment building and circling the complex. On October 13, 2023, Ryan allegedly took advantage of an opportunity when the 10-year-old was playing with friends outside. He coaxed the child into a public bathroom at the apartment complex and forced him to take a photograph.
What is most shocking is the alleged assault that took place during this incident. The boy recounted that Ryan “raised his voice and forced him to take that photo with him.” According to KHOU-TV, the court documents revealed, “The complainant stated the defendant caused pain to him when the defendant sucked on his neck and bit on his neck like a vampire.”
Colton Tyler Ryan has been arrested and charged with a third-degree felony for injury to a child. He is currently detained at the Harris County Jail with a bond set at $50,000. To protect the community from any potential harm, authorities have imposed strict restrictions on Ryan. He is prohibited from having contact with anyone under the age of 18 and is not allowed to be within 100 feet of areas where children commonly gather, such as schools and playgrounds.
This disturbing incident serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and the need to protect children from potential threats. Authorities are working diligently to ensure justice is served in this case, and the well-being of the young victim is of utmost importance.