Kim Dale Thompson, 62, of Mora, who was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct in January of 2019 failed to appear in court at the end of March and now has a warrant out for his arrest.
Thompson was found guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the second degree (two counts) and criminal sexual conduct in the third degree (two counts) on January 17, 2019. Thompson’s original charges included nine counts of felony criminal sexual conduct of varying degrees and one count of kidnapping of a family member, but the other counts were dismissed before trial.
The state requested that he be remanded into custody pending sentencing, but Mille Lacs County Judge Gail T. Kulick, of the Seventh Judicial District, did not grant the request. Mille Lacs County Attorney Joe Walsh stated that the presumptive sentence for that offense, according to sentencing guidelines, is 90 months in prison. The case was prosecuted by the Chisago County Attorney’s Office as a conflict, he added.
“The Court issued a body only warrant (a warrant issued by a judge that requires any law enforcement agency finding the person named in the warrant to arrest that person and hold him or her until he or she can be brought to court in the county the warrant was issued with no bail that can be posted to get released),” said Walsh. “Mr. Thompson has not been apprehended on the arrest warrant.”
According to the criminal complaint:
On or about Sept. 23, 2016, the female victim who lived with Kim Thompson contacted law enforcement to file a report against Thompson stating that Thompson had molested and sexually assaulted her as a young girl from about May of 2003 to January of 2009.
When the victim was 18 years old, she stated she had an altercation regarding a male she had been dating and said Thompson punched her, hit her in the face, pulled her by the hair, and threatened to disfigure her face. He then locked her in the car outside making her sleep in the car with the outside temperatures around 40 degrees, according to the complaint.
The complaint states that on the second day, Thompson brought the car into the garage and forced the victim to stay there and eventually brought her inside and locked her in a sunroom where he barricaded the door and kept her there for about one month.