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Hawkeye man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing three minors

A Hawkeye man has been accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing three children, all under the age of 11, in the city of Oelwein.

According to a news release, at approximately 11 p.m. on Thursday the Fayette County Deputies arrested Roger Allen Kline, 52, of Hawkeye, on a valid warrant.

According to a Fayette County criminal complaint, from April 4 to April 26, 2015, Kline removed three minor children from their home and placed them into the commercial semi-truck that he was operating at the time.

These children were transported to a park area in the city of Oelwein for the purpose of sexually abusing them, according to the complaint.

During the sex act, the children were placed into handcuffs and secured to the interior of the truck to prevent their escape.

According to the Fayette County Sherriff’s Office, Kline is being charged with three counts of first-degree kidnapping, a Class A felony and three counts of second-degree sex abuse, a Class B felony. He has been transported to the Fayette County Jail where he awaits an initial appearance and is being held on a $1,000,000 cash only bond.

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