ELY, MN–An Ely man will spend more than 25 years behind bars after kidnapping and raping a teenager.
David Nielsen, 35, learned his sentence in St. Louis County Court this week.
In 2017, Nielsen took a teen to a gravel pit outside Ely, where he sexually assaulted her and threatened her with a knife.
Authorities say Nielsen and the teen are acquaintances.
Nielsen has a lengthy criminal record including domestic abuse, violation of order for protection and assault of a peace officer, all felony charges.
After his sentence is served, he will be put on supervised release.