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Elson charged in district court

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--  Keith Elson made his initial appearance in Linn County District Court Tuesday via satellite.  Elson was charged with first degree sexual abuse and first degree kidnapping of 19-year old store clerk during her overnight shift.

Elson is accused of taking Amanda Daniel by knife point to his apartment in Cedar Rapids on May 17, where according to the criminal complaint, Elson sexually assaulted Daniel.

Police found Daniel hours after her kidnapping, barricaded inside Elson's bathroom with multiple cuts and bruises.  Elson had sustained a stab wound to his chest.  Both were treated and released from the hospital.

Elson is being held on $50,000 bond for the sexual abuse charge and $100,000 bond for the kidnapping charge.

His preliminary hearing is set for June 4th.

Online Reporter:  Jason Epner 

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