Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 31, 2002
Contact Sergeant Dan Hoxmeier 
Phone (909) 320-8039
Fax (909) 320-8043


Arrest of Teacher for Child Molestation

Riverside, Ca-  On Friday, May 31, 2002, John Michael O’Kane was arrested for the child molestation of (4) four juvenile female high school students. Mr. O’Kane has been employed as a teacher at Ramona High School for approximately (3) three years. The acts of molestation took place in Mr. O’Kane’s classroom and other off campus locations to include Mr. O’Kane’s residence. Mr. O’Kane was on administrative leave from the campus at the time of his arrest.



John Michael O’Kane 39 years old AKA:John Michael O’Kane-Morgan

3400 block of Mono Drive, Riverside, CA 92506

Charges filed:

(2) counts 289 (h) PC Penetration by Foreign Object (Victim is a Minor)

(1) count 288 a (b) (1) Oral Copulation of a Minor

(4) counts 243.4 (d) (1)PC Sexual Battery

(2) counts 647.6 (a) PC Annoy or Molest Children

The Riverside Police Department believes that an additional victim may exist that has not yet come forward. We encourage any victim who has not already been interviewed or may have information regarding this case to contact Sergeant Dan Hoxmeier at (909) 320 8053 or Detective Randy Ryder at (909) 320 8070.