SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A registered sex offender from Oceanside who allegedly went on the lam to avoid being charged with possessing thousands of child-pornography images, was behind bars Tuesday in Kentucky.
Officers with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 50-year-old Michael Royce Galyen in Berea, Ky., where he was living with his parents, on Thursday, according to Deputy U.S. Marshal Omar Castillo.
Last March, acting on a tip from the social networking website MySpace, authorities searched Galyen's Sportfisher Drive home and allegedly found computer drives containing about 2,400 photographs of children, mostly young boys, in lewd poses and various stages of undress.
Galyen disappeared after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Castillo said.
The suspect was being held without bail in Richmond, Ky., on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography.
It is unclear when Galyen will be extradited to faces charges in San Diego County, since Kentucky authorities also have filed the same type of case against him in connection with photographs he alleged had in his possession at the time of his arrest in that state, according to Castillo.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the opening of a joint-use park at McKinley Elementary.
A vote is expected Tuesday as the Del Mar Fair Board considers transforming the Surf Side Race Place into a new indoor entertainment venue.
The San Diego City Council Tuesday formally approved a $225,000 settlement in litigation brought by a deputy city attorney, who alleged sexual harassment by her former supervisor.
The Gate Fire, which has burned about 2,056 acres northwest of Dulzura, was 95 percent contained Monday. Cal Fire also reported that all evacuation orders and warnings were lifted in the fire area.
The Gate Fire northwest of Dulzura has been fully contained. Cal Fire says its crews will remain on scene Tuesday mopping up and guarding against flareups.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has voted to lay off its enforcement officers that patrol local train and bus stations.
It'll be mostly sunny in the majority of San Diego County Tuesday, once the morning clouds and fog clear.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has settled a high-profile lawsuit with a former employee for nearly $100,000.