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Cass Lake man faces kidnapping charges

MINNEAPOLIS - A 28-year-old Cass Lake man faces federal kidnapping and assault charges.

An indictment filed late Wednesday accuses Robert Elliot Roybal Jr. of kidnapping a girl June 26, 2010, while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and kicking her.

Court papers charge Roybal with two counts of kidnapping and a count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

If convicted, Roybal faces a maximum penalty of life in prison on each kidnapping count and 10 years for assault.

The FBI and police from Red Lake and Leech Lake tribal departments investigated the case.