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Suspect in 2015 rape returns to La Crosse jail after Minnesota arrest

Brad Williams

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The suspect in an alleged 2015 rape in La Crosse is back in the county jail, after skipping a court appearance months ago. 

Bond is set at $20,000 cash for 47-year-old Richard Vang of St. Paul. 

Prosecutors say Vang raped, choked and cut a woman he had met months before. He also, allegedly, threatened to kill her. 

Vang has not yet been tried in the case and was considered incompetent for a time after his arrest. 

He missed a series of court hearings in La Crosse late last year and was arrested in the St. Paul area in December.