Oregon man accused of kidnapping Idaho girl he met on app

Andy Vogt. Photo: Ada County, Idaho

EAGLE, Idaho, Nov. 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — An Oregon man has been booked on suspicion of kidnapping an Idaho teenager missing since late October.

Andy Alan Vogt, 48, is in custody in the Ada (Idaho) County Jail on a $1 million bond. He is charged with felony kidnapping and lewd conduct.

The girl met Vogt through an app, according to information released Thursday by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

“Evidence indicates the girl, who is under the age of 16, met Vogt through the online ‘MeetMe’ app earlier this fall,” the ACSO statement says. “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 in Eagle — which is northwest of Boise — on Oct. 26. She was reported missing the next day.

“Evidence indicates Vogt forced the girl to leave Eagle with him on Oct. 26,” the Ada County Sheriff’s Office statement says.

Vogt has been 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, the statement said.

The crime of kidnapping is punishable by up to life in prison, the ACSO statement says.


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