Janesville man accused of child abuse re-arrested after police say he violated his bond conditions


A 27-year-old Janesville man who was charged with physical abuse of a child causing great bodily harm earlier this week is under arrest again after police say he tried to get in contact with one of his victims through a third party.

Early Saturday morning police were called to a home on the 300 block of North Washington Street where a 12-year-old reported their mother was being physically assaulted by Samuel O. Ryan in a vehicle parked outside the home.

Police say the woman got away and ran to the house where the 12-year-old and a friend tried to hold the door shut.

Ryan is accused of violently forcing his was into the house, breaking a window, knocking over one of the children, and breaking their wrist in the process.

The woman didn’t wish to press any charges.

Police say after Ryan was released on a $3000 cash bond Monday he directed another person to get in touch with one of the victims.

Ryan was arrested for three counts of felony bail jumping at home on the 500 block of Linn Street.