Columbia, SD man facing rape, kidnapping and 14 other counts



    ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - A judge has set a $1 million bond for a northeast South Dakota man charged with rape and other related counts.
 
     Fifty-five-year-old Thomas Kline faces 16 felony counts stemming from alleged incidents that date back to 2006.
 
     Court records show the crimes involved a single victim.
 
     The charges against the Columbia man include rape of a child, sexual contact of a child under the age of 16 and aggravated kidnapping. The latter charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
 
     It is unclear whether Kline has legal representation. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
    

     
 AP-WF-05-13-14 

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Locations : AberdeenNortheast South DakotaSouth Dakota
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