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Altoona man accused of sexually assaulting co-worker in 2018 in Iowa City

Momoh Foko
Momoh Foko

Correction: Foko was working in the commercial building before Rise Apartments opened in August 2018. He was not a Rise Apartments employee, the company said. This story was updated at 4:27 p.m. Jan. 12, 2020, to reflect that information.

IOWA CITY — An Altoona man faces sex abuse charges based on allegations he sexually assaulted a co-worker in an Iowa City apartment complex in 2018.

Momoh Foko, 33, is charged with third-degree sex abuse, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Iowa City police said Foko was working in a commercial building that later became Rise Apartments, 435 S. Linn St., on May 31, 2018, when a female co-worker said she didn’t feel well and decided to lie down on an upper floor of the building.

Police said Foko pulled down the woman’s pants, laid on top of her and held her arm down so she couldn’t get away while he performed sex acts.

The woman then ran away and reported the assault to other co-workers.

“At no time did the victim consent to this,” police reported.

The woman went to the hospital for a sex abuse examination, which showed Foko’s DNA on her, police reported.

Foko told police he never touched the woman and did not have sex with her, police said.

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