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Home News MCSO Press Releases ALASKAN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES - MAY 16, 2014
ALASKAN MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES - MAY 16, 2014
Friday, 16 May 2014 15:15

On May 12, 2014 deputies with the Millard County Sheriff’s Office met the United States Marshall’s Service Airplane at the Salt Lake International Airport and took custody of Ryan Katchatag of Anchorage, Alaska. Sheriff Robert Dekker said his office received information during the past several weeks, Katchatag had been carrying on an online relationship with a teenage girl in Millard County. He (Katchatag) traveled to Millard County where his continued illegal activities resulted in: 1 count Felony Enticement of a Minor, 1 count Felony Forcible Sexual Abuse, 1 count Felony Forcible Sexual Sodomy, 11 counts of Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 5 counts Felony Rape charges along with a Misdemeanor of Supplying Alcohol to a Minor.

An arrest warrant was obtained and forwarded to the Anchorage Alaska Police Department. Within hours, Katchatag was in custody in Anchorage. At Sheriff’s Dekker’s request, Katchatag was transported from Anchorage to Salt Lake City by the United States Marshall’s Service. Millard County deputies met the Marshall’s Service and took custody of Katchatag there. He is being held in the Millard County Jail on $200,000 cash only bail.
Evidence of crimes that may have been committed in other jurisdictions has been collected during the investigation and is being forwarded to the federal authorities with the Utah Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as well as Alaskan authorities.

Sheriff Dekker reminds everyone that there are predators online every day. He suggests parents be aware of their children’s online activity.

 

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