DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and trying to sexually assault a female staff member at the rural Duluth group home where he was living.

Robert Berendt III pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Louis County to kidnapping and second-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct. Other charges were dismissed.

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According to the complaint, Berendt and the 21-year-old victim were playing video games at the Stepping Stones for Living group home last June when Berendt hit her in the head with a frying pan. He then forced her into a bedroom, but she escaped to a neighbor’s home and called police.

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The Duluth News Tribune reports the prosecutor told the judge that the victim and law enforcement support the way the case was resolved.

Sentencing is set for June 6.

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