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Sexual abuse trial of Nathan Schloss delayed again, scheduled for Aug. 8

25-year-old accused of sex acts with an incapacitated woman

Nathan Schloss
Nathan Schloss

IOWA CITY — The trial for an Iowa City man accused of committing sex acts with an incapacitated woman has been delayed again.

Nathan Schloss, 25, was scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 24 on 18 counts of third-degree sexual abuse and 22 counts of invasion of privacy. However, in a motion filed Thursday, Schloss’ attorney, J. Dean Keegan, said he needs more time to depose a state witness and finalize a motion to suppress. Additionally, Keegan said the Johnson County Attorney’s Office has requested 30 days to review that motion and seek an expert once it has been filed.

On Friday, Sixth Judicial District Judge Lars Anderson reset Schloss’ trial date for Aug. 8. A final pretrial conference has been scheduled for July 28 and attorneys are to have their pretrial motions filed no later than April 30.

Schloss was originally arrested in December 2014. He is accused of sexually abusing a woman multiple times between May 2012 and September 2013. Schloss recorded the encounters, police said.

The alleged crimes were discovered when police were investigating the abuse of Schloss’ cat, Fritz, at the hands of his roommate, Leo Nopoulos. According to court documents, Schloss provided Iowa City police with a hard drive containing video of Nopoulos abusing the cat. When police were searching that hard drive, they came across the recordings depicting Schloss engaging in the sex acts — which he thought he had deleted, according to court documents.

Schloss faces 10 years in prison for each of the 40 charges he is facing.

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