OGDEN -- An arrest warrant is out for a 33-year-old man facing felony charges on accusations he kidnapped and sexually abused a 14-year-old boy, at multiple points threatening him with a knife and a gun.
According to an affidavit for the arrest warrant, filed Wednesday in 2nd District Court in Ogden, the boy told police that Ryan Schaffer kidnapped him at knifepoint July 3 at the Ogden FrontRunner station as the boy exited the train.
Schaffer, a registered sex offender, then over the next three days took the boy to various locations through Ogden. On multiple occasions, he sexually abused the boy at knifepoint and gunpoint, according to the affidavit. A witness from one of the locations verified the boy's accusations and had taken pictures of Schaffer and the boy together.
The arrest warrant for Schaffer was filed Wednesday, according to court documents, along with four felony charges: aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, and three third-degree counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
John Harvey, deputy director for the Ogden Police Department, said Schaffer is considered dangerous. Attempts at several locations to find him had been unsuccessful as of Thursday afternoon.
Schaffer has also been charged with a third-degree felony sex offender registry violation for allegedly failing to resister as a sex offender. A separate arrest warrant has been issued for that violation.
Schaffer pleaded guilty in 2012 to a class A misdemeanor charge of attempted sex offender registration and a class C count of giving false personal identification to a peace officer, court documents show.
In 2007, Schaffer pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, both second-degree felonies.