Ogden • A Weber County man accused of kidnapping a teenage boy at an Ogden train station and forcing the boy to commit sexual acts with him over several days appeared in court Monday — but is now facing very different charges.
Ryan Mitchell Schaffer, 34, is now charged in Ogden's 2nd District Court with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, all third-degree felonies.
Previously, he was charged in January with four first-degree felonies: one charge of aggravated kidnapping and three charges of forcible sodomy. Those charges were dropped and replaced by the new ones.
During his brief appearance in court Monday, his attorney, Paul Remy, asked for a preliminary hearing, which was set for Sept. 23. At that hearing, prosecutors will present testimony and evidence and a judge will then decide whether there is probable cause for Schaffer to stand trial on charges.