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Utah white supremacist who tattooed woman to spend year in jail

Courts » Robert James Calder pleaded guilty to second-degree felony kidnapping.

First Published Jun 25 2014 07:27 am • Last Updated Jun 26 2014 10:41 pm

A member of a Utah white supremacist gang accused of kidnapping, tying up and forcibly tattooing a woman in 2010 was sentenced to serve a year in jail on Monday.

Robert James Calder, 40, pleaded guilty June 2 to second-degree felony kidnapping. As part of a plea deal, a charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury was dismissed.

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On Monday, a judge suspended a one-to-15 year prison term in favor of 36 months probation and a year in jail. Calder was given credit for the 162 days he has already served in jail, according to court records.

According to a probable cause statement, Calder and six other members of the Silent Aryan Warriors gang met with a woman at the Mountain Shadows Apartments, 3825 S. 700 West in Salt Lake County, on Nov. 1, 2010.

During the meeting, Calder allegedly accused the woman of being an undercover FBI agent and pointed a gun at her face.

Prosecutors say Calder then tied the woman up by her ankles and wrists and gagged her with a sock, held in place with duct tape wrapped around her head.

He then told the woman he was going to "finish her tattoos," and used a tattoo gun to ink "RATTA 100%" across her stomach, prosecutors say.

Afterward, the woman was allegedly held captive for about eight hours as Calder and others allegedly beat her until she passed out.

The woman was only able to name Calder, who goes by the moniker "Stinger," as one of her assailants. Another gang member, who was only identified as "Youngster," also was with the group, court documents state.

jmiller@sltrib.com


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