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Area Hutterite man accused of child abuse, kidnapping

ALEXANDRIA -- An Oak Lane Hutterite Colony man is charged with three felony counts, alleging he kidnapped and abused a child in February.

Jacob Wipf, 61, is accused of second-degree kidnapping, abuse of a minor and cruelty to a minor. The kidnapping charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison, a $30,000 fine or both.

The other two charges each carry a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both.

Wipf is set to be in court this month in Alexandria at the Hanson County Courthouse.