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Sex offender charged with kidnap, sexual assault

July 24, 2018

This photo provided by the Otter Tail County Jail in Fergus Falls, Minn., shows Anthony Randklev, of Pelican Rapids, a convicted sex offender who has been charged with abducting a woman at gunpoint from her home near Fergus Falls and sexually assaulting her on Sunday, July 22, 2018. (Otter Tail County Jail via AP)

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Bail is set at $5 million for a convicted sex offender charged with abducting a woman at gunpoint from her home near Fergus Falls and sexually assaulting her.

Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Randklev, of Pelican Rapids, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and several other counts in Otter Tail County. He remains jailed.

Randklev is accused of kidnapping the woman Sunday and leading police on a chase near Pelican Rapids that ended with shots fired by law enforcement officers and Randklev in handcuffs.

Randklev served prison time for a similar case in 2008, involving a kidnapping and assault. His court-ordered supervised release ended last month.

In the latest case, the woman’s husband told investigators a man believed to be Randklev showed up at their house Saturday night asking for gasoline.

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