A 25-year-old Marshall man was charged Wednesday with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct, a day after he allegedly abducted a 14-year-old girl as she was delivering newspapers and raped her.
Matthew Thomas Fahey was arrested at his apartment on Tuesday after the Fairfax girl gave authorities a description of him.
According to the criminal complaint filed Wednesday by the Renville County attorney's office, Fahey grabbed the girl by the wrists and pulled her into his silver Chevy Malibu. He told her he would shoot her if she didn't comply.
The complaint said Fahey stopped at a cemetery in Brown County and raped the girl. Afterward, he threw her clothes at her and kept driving.
The girl was able to get into the back seat of the car and eventually was able to jump from the moving car.
After she jumped, Fahey stopped the car, drove past her and told her "I'm sorry," according to the complaint. He also threw her cell phone and the cell phone battery he had removed into a field.
The girl was able to put her cell phone back together and call her mother. Authorities found her by the road about 10 miles from Fairfax, which is located about 100 miles southwest of Minneapolis.
Fahey is in jail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday morning.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)