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Charges: Murray man kidnapped second underage boy

Weston Ray Kubbe
Weston Ray Kubbe
Weber County Jail

MURRAY — A Murray man arrested following an Amber Alert after police say he kidnapped and sexually abused an 11-year-old boy now faces new charges of kidnapping another underage boy.

Two days before the 11-year-old was kidnapped, police say he spent the night at Weston Ray Kubbe's home. The boy's father mistakenly believed he was staying at a friend's house.

Police later learned that a 14-year-old boy also spent that night with Kubbe and the 11-year-old, charging documents state.

Kubbe, 37, was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with two counts of kidnapping, a second-degree felony, and three counts of endangerment of a child, a third-degree felony, in connection with the 14-year-old. He was also charged with four counts of purchase, transfer, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.

Kubbe is already facing charges of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of child kidnapping, first-degree felonies, and enticing a minor, a second-degree felony, for allegedly kidnapping the 11-year-old boy from his South Ogden neighborhood.

That case prompted an Amber Alert, leading police to locate Kubbe and the boy within a few hours. Kubbe's new charges say the 11-year-old told police that he and a 14-year-old boy "stayed the night" at Kubbe's home on Oct. 8 and were driven home the next day.

Kubbe is accused of touching the 14-year-old's genitals on a prior visit that occurred Sept. 28. He also "asked (the boy) if he wanted to touch" him, the charges state. Kubbe allegedly gave the boy marijuana to smoke during both visits and ate THC gummy bears and THC jelly beans with him.

The teenager told police he met Kubbe over the internet. On the second occasion, he told investigators, Kubbe introduced the 11-year-old boy as his boyfriend, according to the charges.

The older boy's "guardian" was unaware of his trips to see Kubbe, according to police. The new charges don't say where the 14-year-old boy is from.

Police say Kubbe illegally had a loaded handgun with him when he dropped off both boys on Oct. 9, as well as at the time of his arrest following the Amber Alert.

Police were notified on the morning of Oct. 10 that the 11-year-old had left a runaway note for his father. The note said the boy planned to return, but wouldn't be back if his father called 911.

An Amber Alert was issued that afternoon. Kubbe was arrested at an electronics store in Murray by 4 p.m., after which he led officers to the 11-year-old boy at a nearby park, according to South Ogden police.

Kubbe's charges in that case say he inappropriately touched the 11-year-old boy and saw himself as being in a "'dating' relationship with the child." The two had engaged in 478 pages worth of conversations over social media, investigators said.

Kubbe's next court date in the first case is a bail hearing scheduled for Nov. 16. He is currently being held in the Weber County Jail.

Kubbe's criminal history in Utah is limited to a six-month sentence he served for an attempted burglary conviction in 2002.

Police said last month that they were concerned about Kubbe's access to children. He worked as a grant employee from 2001-07 at Liberty Elementary, according to Murray School District. The school district has said Kubbe passed all of his background checks and ended his employment there on his own accord.


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