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Muscatine man faces assault, false imprisonment charges for Coralville hotel incident

Bin Lu
Bin Lu

CORALVILLE — A Muscatine man is accused of assaulting a woman and holding her against her will in a Coralville hotel room.

Police said Bin Lu, 29, and the woman met online last week. On Sunday, Lu picked her up at her home and took her to a hotel in Coralville.

Lu made sexual advances toward the woman multiple times in the hotel room, according to Coralville police criminal complaints. Fearing for her safety and not wanting to have sex with Lu, the woman tried to leave, but Lu restrained her, police said.

He told her to go to the bed after shutting off all the lights and attempted to touch the woman by rubbing her shoulders, police said. The woman reported to police that she thought Lu was attempting to sexually assault her.

The woman escaped and ran to the front desk, where she hid from Lu. When officers spoke with Lu, he had multiple condoms with him, police said.

Lu was arrested Sunday. He faces charges of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor; and false imprisonment, a serious misdemeanor.

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