Following an investigation that lasted half-a-year, a Northeast Iowa man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children.


The Oelwein Police Department has completed the 6 month investigation into reports of sexual abuse which happened in 2015. The incidents were uncovered through the course of another investigation.

The incidents involve children under the age of 12; the children were reportedly kept confined from escape, and sexually assaulted.

As a result of the investigation, 52 year old Roger Kline of Hawkeye is being charged with 3 counts of Kidnapping-First Degree, and 3 counts of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree.

After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Kline was taken into custody by the Fayette County Sheriff. He is being held on $1 million bond.

Oelwein Police were assisted in the investigation by the Muscatine Police Department, Iowa DHS, Fayette County Attorney, and the Iowa Attorney General.