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Resolution delayed for man accused in teen boy's kidnapping

Published April 8, 2014 7:19 am

Courts • Ryan Schaffer is charged with aggravated kidnapping and three counts of forcible sodomy.
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Ogden • A man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy was scheduled to resolve his criminal case Monday, but prosecutors told a judge that they needed more time to look at new evidence in the case.

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.

He is now set to appear in court for a disposition hearing on April 21.

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

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.


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