Roy police officer accused of sexually abusing 2 children

The 38-year-old officer has been placed on leave, according to Roy police.

A Roy City police officer is accused of raping and sexually abusing two young children, charging documents show.

Ryan A. Estes, 38, has been charged with two counts of rape of a child under the age of 14 and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14 — all first-degree felonies, records show.

Estes has been placed on leave, according to the the Roy Police Department. The department is reviewing his employment status. He was investigated by the Clinton Police Department, records state.

According to the charging documents, the abuse reportedly occurred between 2015 and 2017. Estes is accused of sexually abusing the two children on multiple occasions.

The allegations outlined in charging documents do not suggest that the reported abuse happened within the scope of Estes’ job as a police officer. When reached by the The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday, deputy Davis County attorney Matthew Janzen, a prosecutor in the case, said in an email, “Our office makes no other comments outside that stated in the criminal information.”

Estes was booked into the Davis County jail, where he was being held without bail as of Monday, records show.

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