Man faces kidnapping charge after allegedly sexually assaulting 13-year-olds

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A 19-year-old is facing charges after an incident that allegedly happened on June 4.

Authorities say Wilmer Elias Soy of Postville picked up two 13-year-old girls without permission by Soy and a parent and/or guardian wasn't notified.

Soy allegedly picked the two girls up in the 100 block of East Bradford in West Union. He then took them to a remote area in the county and allegedly sexually assaulted them.

After an investigation found the 19-year-old was Soy, he was taken into custody on June 21 and transported to the Fayette County Jail.

Soy has been charged with Kidnapping in the first degree, a class “A” felony.

He is currently being held on $250,000.00 bond.

First-degree kidnapping is when the person kidnapped, as a consequence of the kidnapping, suffers sexual abuse.

If convicted Soy could face life in prison without the chance of parole.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office, and the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Response Team (DASART) helped the two female victims by providing them with resources to help them and their families throughout the process.