MINNEAPOLIS - The man at the center of a shocking kidnapping and assault case may have assaulted another woman two years earlier. Thomas Barker is currently charged with kidnapping and holding an Alexandria teen captive for 29 days. She escaped by swimming to safety earlier this month. But KARE 11 Investigates discovered Barker was charged with another sexual assault just two years earlier, for allegedly holding a woman at gunpoint and demanding oral sex in 2015.
EAGAN, MINN. - A mom, who apartment has been called unsuitable for habitation by county inspectors, says nothing has been done to fix a mold problem. She's worried about the health of her newborn baby and 10-year-old son. Amanda Dokka moved into her apartment in June with her 10-year-old son and her boyfriend. A few months later she gave birth to a baby girl named Chloe. Dokka says she noticed the excessive mold soon after moving in. “There’s mold outside. There’s mold inside.
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - The man accused of kidnapping an Alexandria teen has a long criminal history. KARE 11 Investigates found Thomas Jay Barker was accused by another woman of sexual assault in 2015. Investigative reporter Lauren Leamanczyk found another woman accused him of sexual assault just two years ago. Barker is charged with kidnapping and assaulting, Jasmine Block, a teenager from Alexandria.
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Selecting a term
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