HAWKEYE – A Hawkeye man has been arrested on kidnapping and sex abuse charges stemming from a 2015 incident.
Bond has been set at $1 million for Roger Allen Kline, a former truck driver who used to live in Oelwein. Fayette County sheriff’s deputies arrested Kline, 52, on Thursday on a warrant for three counts of first-degree kidnapping and three counts of second-degree sexual abuse.
Authorities said in April 2015, Kline removed three children under age 11 from their home and took them to a semi truck he was driving. He allegedly took them to a park in the Oelwein area, placed them in handcuffs connected to the truck’s interior to prevent them from escaping and sexually abused them.
First-degree kidnapping is punishable by mandatory life in prison upon conviction.