Hemet man arrested after multiple molest victims come forward
HEMET — A Hemet man was arrested following a months-long investigation into the alleged sexual molestation of at least three children, two of whom are now adults, according to sheriff’s officials. Following the lengthy investigation, the alleged suspect was arrested without incident at his home on the 27000 block of Hemet St.
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Deputies assigned to the Hemet Sheriff’s Station began investigating 71-year-old, Allan Joseph Mikolaycik in early September after receiving information that the man had committed a lewd act on a child at his Hemet residence, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. James Burton reported after Mikolaycik’s arrest.
Based on the circumstances, investigators took over the case and began delving into Mikolaycik’s past and interviewing the initial victim as well as other potential victims.
Sheriff’s officials arrested 71-year-old Allan Mikolaycik after a months-long investigation revealed he had molested at least three children dating back to 2014. Two of Mikolaycik’s reported victims are now adults, according to officials.
“During the course of the investigation, two additional victims, both now adults, have been identified,” explained Burton; who reported the incidents, which involved at least one child who was younger than 10-years-old, dated back to 2014 and covered the past five years.
Based on their investigation, officials arrested Mikolaycik yesterday afternoon, Tuesday, Dec. 17. He was later booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of four counts of oral copulation with a child younger than 10-years-old. Additional charges could be filed if new information comes to light or additional victims come forward.
Jail records indicate Mikolaycik remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail and he is scheduled to be arraigned at an unspecified court Dec. 19.
Anyone with further information regarding this investigation or who believes they were victimized by the alleged suspect is encouraged to immediately contact Investigator Vasquez at the Hemet Station at (951) 791-3400 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number D192530055 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.