OGDEN -- A 33-year-old man is back in Utah to face charges of sexually abusing a minor after fleeing to California and being apprehended by police there.
On July 3, Ryan Schaffer of Ogden allegedly kidnapped a 14-year-old boy from the Ogden FrontRunner station, threatening him with a knife and gun. The boy claimed Schaffer sexually abused him multiple times over a period of three days, according to police. Witnesses prompted police to file a warrant for the arrest of Schaffer, who is also a registered sex offender.
Detectives in Ogden received information that Schaffer was hiding out in California, and in early August, he was arrested by deputy U.S. marshals in Eureka, Calif.
On Wednesday, Schaffer was transferred to the Weber County Jail without incident, according to a release.
Schaffer is set to appear in the 2nd District Court of Ogden at 8:30 a.m. Friday. He is charged with three felony counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one felony count of aggravated kidnapping.
In 2007, Schaffer pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
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