May 20, 2016
A Roxborough man was apprehended Wednesday after traveling to Delaware County to meet a child for sex, county officials announced Friday.
Ryan Golankiewicz, 26, of the 600 block of Autumn River Run in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, was charged with criminal use of a communications facility, attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation and attempted involuntary indecent sexual intercourse, all first-degree felonies.
Authorities allege that Golankiewicz posted an advertisement on a website that stated, “I am looking for a high school or college girl that is looking for some fun with an older guy. I have a thing for younger girls. I am good looking professional and muscular.”
An undercover officer responded to the ad on April 18, posing as a 14-year-old girl.
In the ensuing weeks, conversations between Golankiewicz and the undercover officer turned sexual. Golankiewicz allegedly arranged to meet at his house where he would provide alcohol for the sexual encounter and sent a photo of an erect penis, which he claimed was his.
On Wednesday, Golankiewicz arrived at a Sonic Drive-In located on MacDade Boulevard in Ridley Township to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old. Instead, he was greeted by police officers and taken into custody without incident.
“I would like to commend Officer Leo Doyle of Ridley Township Police, CID Det. Edmond J. Pisani, Jr. and Det. Kenneth Bellis for their swift action to apprehend this dangerous child predator,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan. “Ryan Golankiewicz is a predator and his actions are a reminder to parents of the need to be vigilant in protecting children from those who relentlessly prey upon them on the Internet. Every day, law enforcement [agencies] in Delaware County are working together to protect our children and remove these predators from our neighborhoods.”
The Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and Ridley Township Police Department conducted the investigation.