48-year-old Oregon man charged with kidnapping Eagle teenager

A 48-year-old man is charged with felony kidnapping and lewd conduct after sheriff’s deputies found a teenage girl from Eagle inside his Oregon house late last month.

Andy Alan Vogt is being held in the Ada County Jail on a $1 million bond. Ada County Sheriff’s deputies picked up Vogt from the Grant County Jail and brought him back to Boise late Wednesday night.

Vogt has been in custody since Oct. 29, shortly after Grant County Sheriff’s deputies, acting on a tip from Eagle Police, went to Vogt’s Mount Vernon home and found the teenage girl there, who had been reported missing as a runaway three days before.

Evidence indicates the girl, who is under the age of 16, met Vogt through the online “MeetMe” app earlier this fall. He then drove to Eagle in late October, where he met the girl and had illegal sexual contact with her.

The girl was last seen by her family on the evening of Oct. 26. They reported her missing early the next day. Evidence indicates Vogt forced the girl to leave Eagle with him on Oct. 26.

The criminal complaint filed against Vogt says he did that for the purpose of “committing any lewd and lascivious act upon any child under the age of 16.”

Eagle Police and Ada County Sheriff’s detectives working on the case were able to track the girl to Mount Vernon, where they contacted Grant County deputies and asked for their help. A short time later, deputies found the girl and arrested Vogt, who initially told investigators the girl was 19 years old.

Vogt is set to make his initial court appearance Thursday afternoon. The crimes of kidnapping and lewd conduct are both punishable by up to life in prison.

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