Arrest of High School Teacher

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Eric Palmberg

On Wednesday January 13, 2021, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the staff of Union Mine High School regarding criminal activity with one of their staff.  It was found that a teacher, Ryan Pullen, was in possession of a video depicting students in various stages of undress.  An investigation began immediately with EDSO Student Resource Officers (SRO’s) and Detectives, which culminated in the arrest of Ryan during a search warrant on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Ryan has been booked into the El Dorado County Jail for Possession of Child Pornography, Eavesdropping, and Child Endangerment.  

EDSO Detectives are reviewing the video to identify the victims and they will contact them individually. This is still an active investigation as we process evidence from the search warrant. We want to thank Union Mine High School and the El Dorado Union High School District for their diligence and assistance with this investigation.