Documents provide details on series of reported sexual assaults in Iowa City
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Criminal complaints have revealed more specifics about what police claim a man accused of sexually assaulting several women did earlier this month.
Wednesday, officials announced 32-year-old Adam Weinstein was arrested and charged in connection with a series of incidents which led to several Hawk Alert notifications to University of Iowa students.
Documents filed by the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety detail the incidents, which took place in the early morning and early afternoon of November 10.
According to police, Weinstein entered the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics around 1:15 a.m. He went to the 5th floor of the Boyd tower, where he approached a woman, grabbed and forcibly kissed her. He is also accused of putting his hands down her pants.
About an hour and a half later, police said Weinstein touched a cashier at the Melrose Avenue parking facility over her clothes on the inner thigh. The two incidents, along with other reported sightings early in the morning, triggered a Hawk Alert notification to University of Iowa students.
He returned to UIHC in the afternoon, where a criminal complaint says he grabbed a woman in an elevator and asked her to have sex with him around 1:40 p.m. Ten minutes later, authorities said Weinstein grabbed a woman around the waist outside of the University of Iowa field house, 225 S. Grand Avenue. The victim was able to push him away, and he ran from the scene, police said.
At 1:54 p.m., police said Weinstein approached a fifth victim, put his arm around her and tried to put his hand down her pants. The victim was able to escape.
A criminal complaint says Weinstein was recorded on video while at the hospital, and others mention clothing matching a description provided by several of the victims was found at his home.
Law enforcement caught Weinstein later that day, and had him involuntarily committed to University of Iowa hospitals for a mental health evaluation.
He is charged with third degree sexual abuse for the first assault at UIHC, a Class C felony, while he is charged with four counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, which are aggravated misdemeanors, for the other four incidents.
Authorities said Weinstein also faces three counts of third-degree harassment, which are simple misdemeanors, though information on those charges was not included in the criminal complaints released Thursday.
Online records indicated a judge set his bond at $37,500 and he remained in the Johnson County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.