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Police say man raped a girl in Farmington, stabbed a woman in Lakeville on the same night

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A Farmington man is in jail after allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at his home, then stabbing a Lakeville woman several hours later.


Randall James Thole, 50, faces five counts of felony criminal sexual conduct in the first degree and two felony counts of second degree assault after a series of events that started Aug. 6 and ended in the early morning hours of Aug. 7.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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