Home » News
Home » News

Resolution near for Utah man accused in teen boy's kidnapping, sexual abuse?

Published March 18, 2014 10:15 pm

Courts • Ryan Schaffer is charged with aggravated kidnapping and three counts of forcible sodomy.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A resolution may be near for an Ogden man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

Ryan Mitchell Schaffer, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with four first-degree felonies — one charge of aggravated kidnapping and three charges of forcible sodomy. He is accused of kidnapping the victim from a train station and forcing the victim to commit sexual acts with him over several days in July.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin Tuesday morning, but attorneys told 2nd District Judge Mark DeCaria that they were close to resolving the case and a preliminary hearing is likely not needed.

Schaffer will be back in court on April 7 for a disposition hearing.

Schaffer fled Utah after the alleged crime and was eventually arrested in California and had to be extradited back to the state.

Police say Schaffer approached the teen at a FrontRunner station on July 3 and threatened him with a knife. Schaffer allegedly took the boy all over Ogden over the next three days and forced the boy to have sex, sometimes at gunpoint.

Schaffer is a registered sex offender in Utah, stemming from a 2007 case in Salt Lake County in which he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree felony exploitation of a minor.







Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus