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August 10, 2017

Chester teen now facing kidnapping charges

By Stephen Seitz

LUDLOW— Already facing sexual assault charges, Chester resident Ryan Stocker, 18, now finds himself possibly facing life in prison.

On Aug. 7, Stocker appeared in Windsor Superior Court to face charges of kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. According to court documents, the two incidents occurred in 2015, when the alleged victim was 14 years old, and Stocker was 16.

Stocker has already been accused of sexually assaulting two fellow Green Mountain Union High School students.

Ludlow Police Sgt. Richard King conducted an interview with the alleged victim, which resulted in Stocker being charged and taken to the Southern State Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.

The alleged kidnapping incident took place in July, 2015. According to the affidavit, the girl and Stocker were both attending a party on Main Street in Ludlow, and the girl, who admitted she had been drinking, told police that Stocker “kept trying to kiss her and putting his hands on her.” Allegedly she stated several times that she wanted to go back but Stocker told her no and something to the effect that, ‘We’re not done.’”

According to the affidavit, Stocker put his hand down her pants and tried to get her to touch him, too, and “she was able to pull her hand away before any contact was made.”

The second incident is said to have taken place at party in Mount Holly the month before.

Stocker is scheduled for a status conference on Sept. 19, and a jury drawing is slated for Dec. 7.

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