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Judge Revokes Bail of Suspect in Wife's Abduction

Judge Revokes Bail of Suspect in Wife's Abduction

Posted - Apr. 29, 2004 at 7:52 a.m.



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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A judge has revoked Scott Allen Rainford's $135,000 bail after hearing details of the allegations that he kidnapped his estranged wife from Weber State University last week.

Rainford, 34, faces four first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault charges, plus single counts of aggravated kidnapping and attempted murder in the alleged April 21 abduction.

Prosecutors said there may be additional charges over incidents before last week's events.

A 16-year-old boy faces possible juvenile court proceedings on allegations that he was an accomplice.

At a short bail hearing Wednesday in 2nd District Court, officers testified about finding the woman tied to a bed at the Far West Motel in Kaysville.

They said she had been beaten and raped.

Rainford was arrested at the motel.

Judge W. Brent West set a preliminary hearing for May 18.

Rainford previously serving as an Ogden police reserve officer Department and as a seasonal deputy ranger at Pineview Reservoir for the state Parks and Recreation.

The estranged wife filed a protective order against Rainford last month, saying he threatened her with a loaded gun and talked of taking his own life.

He also was committed briefly to the McKay-Dee Hospital psychiatric ward last month, according to court documents.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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