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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)
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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