Man accused of family violence and sexually assaulting his daughter

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Violence, drugs and sex abuse these are the accusations a 35-year-old, Chalan Pago man is facing.

Guam – The alleged incidents of violence and sexual abuse began eight months ago, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that a complaint was filed. According to court documents, the perpetrator is Ryan Joseph Murciano and his victims are allegedly his girlfriend and daughter.

In the first incident, it is alleged that in April, Murciano became angry for no reason pushing his girlfriend to the ground and placing her in a rear naked choke causing her to lose consciousness. Then ten days later, he once again became angry this time slapping his girlfriend in the face and gripping her neck, choking her. While her parents corroborated her story, these incidents were not initially reported, according to police the victim stated that Murciano manipulated her into not contacting the police.

But even more disturbing than this is what Murciano allegedly did to his second victim, his 10-year-old daughter. Court documents state that over the course of a couple months, Murciano had inappropriately touched his daughter about fifty times. In fact, one incident which occurred just three months ago is so disturbing that we are unable to describe, however, court documents do identify the areas as her genitalia, her bottom and her breast.

This however, is not the end of the allegations against Murciano. On Tuesday, authorities executed a search warrant on his residence, inside his home and his vehicle police discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia.

GPD Spokesperson AJ Balajadia says, Murciano was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a scheduled two controlled substance, illegal possession of a schedule one controlled substance, and felonious restraint among other charges.

However in court, he was charged with three counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct as a first degree felony, two counts of family violence as a third degree felony, Strangulation as a third degree felony, and child abuse as a misdemeanor. He was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.