North Ogden man charged with rape of a 14-year-old; courts round-up

Tuesday , April 18, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Nadia Pflaum, Standard-Examiner Staff

Editor’s note: Details that could have identified a crime victim have been removed from this story. The story has also been edited to reflect accusations made against Nicholas Jacob Martinez came from charging documents filed in court.

This is a weekly round-up of new charges and ongoing proceedings in Weber and Davis county courts for April 14-17.

Nathaniel David Noffsinger, 29, was charged in Weber County with rape of a child, a first-degree felony; aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony; kidnapping, a second-degree felony; and enticing a minor, a second-degree felony.

North Ogden Police responded to a report received April 2 of a 29-year-old man who was allegedly having sex with a teen girl under the age of 15. The victim’s step-mother had discovered suspicious text messages on her step-daughter’s cell phone, and when confronted, the victim said the 29-year-old man had been sexually abusing her since September 2016, according to court records.

The girl knew Noffsinger through another adult she was staying with, according to court records.

During the investigation, the victim failed to come home from school on April 13, and a missing-person search began, court records say. Authorities learned that Noffsinger was traveling for work from Brigham City to Los Angeles.

Noffsinger’s truck was stopped in Springville, and the victim was found in the passenger seat, according to court records. She told authorities that she and Noffsinger planned to go to California and then to Washington and had no intention of returning home, court documents say.

Nicholas Jacob Martinez, 25, was charged in Weber County with failure to respond to an officer’s signal to stop, a third-degree felony; purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a third-degree felony; failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; assault against a peace officer or military service member, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor.

On Saturday, Ogden police officer John Beck saw Martinez driving on Jackson Avenue and recognized him as a documented gang member, according to charging documents.

When he attempted to pull Martinez over, court documents say Martinez fled, exiting the vehicle in an alley and coming into contact with the police officer, elbowing him in the face.

Martinez allegedly had a .40-caliber handgun and a large amount of marijuana packaged in separate bags in his possession.  

Tyler Lavon Klev, 31, was charged in Davis County with dealing in harmful material to a minor by an adult, a third-degree felony.

According to the probable cause statement, on Dec. 2, 2016, Klev allegedly showed pornographic material to a 15-year-old girl. She reportedly told Klev to stop, but he persisted and asked the minor to show him her breasts. 

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