Police: Stun gun dad's arrest in 2007 ended years of sex abuse

Police: Stun gun dad's arrest in 2007 ended years of sex abuse
Rian James Wittman

ALBANY, Ore. - Police now say that the arrest in 2007 of a man who shocked his infant son with a Taser ended years of sexual abuse for another child.

Rian James Wittman, 30, faces a felony charge of sex abuse and and three felony counts of sodomy.

If convicted, Wittman could face up to 25 years in prison on each county of sodomy because of the child's age.

According to a sworm affidavit filed in the case, the boy - now 13 - said Wittman started sexually abusing him when he was 5.

The abuse ended when the boy was 7 after Wittman was arrested on accusation he used a stun gun on his 18-month-old son.

Wittman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 4 years prison in that case.

The investigation into the sex abuse started in February, when the boy told a doctor about what had happened to him years earlier.

Wittman was arraigned Thursday and ordered held on $100,000 bail. He posted the $10,000 security and bailed out of jail Thursday night.