A Northeast Iowa man, charged with kidnapping for allegedly confining and sexually abusing young children, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.


53 year old Roger Kline of Hawkeye had originally been charged with 1st degree kidnapping and 2nd degree sexual abuse. Kline is accused of taking 3 children from their home, confining them in a truck, and sexually abusing them at an Oelwein park.

The children were all under the age of 11.

The incident happened in April of 2015. On Wednesday of this week, Kline pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of lascivious acts with a child. He was then sentenced to 2 to 5 years of probation, will have to register as a sex offender, and will be on lifetime parole.