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Church sexual assault suspect bail set at $500K, was civilly committed on sex crimes in Wisconsin

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Update: Story updated to clarify a specific charge.

WILLMAR -- Unconditional bail was set at $500,000 for the man accused of beating, sexually assaulting and robbing a 73-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon at a northern Kandiyohi County church.

Lindon Roy Knutson, 61, made his first appearance this morning on four felony charges: first-degree criminal sexual conduct, first-degree aggravated robbery, third-degree assault and theft in Kandiyohi County District Court.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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