Public Safety

Cedar Rapids man accused sexually assaulting woman, filming it

A Cedar Rapids man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly having sex with an incapacitated 19-year-old woman and filming it with his phone in November in Iowa City.

According to the University of Iowa Police Department, Carlos Allen Hivento, 31, faces two counts each of third-degree sexual abuse and invasion of privacy.

According to criminal complaints, the charges stem from two incidents between 1:15 and 4 a.m. on Nov. 18.

About 1:15 a.m., the complaint states, Hivento recorded himself having sex with the 19-year-old in an apartment stairwell next to the Fieldhouse Bar on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City. Police say the woman is visibly incapacitated in the video and could not give consent.

“It was not known to the victim she was being recorded during the sex act or even that the sex act was occurring,” the complaint states.

Arrest records indicate Hivento and the woman then went to the Iowa House Hotel on the UI campus at about 4 a.m. where they had sex again and Hivento again recorded the act.

Police say the woman was clearly incapacitated in each incident, unable to give consent and unaware the sex acts were occurring or being recorded.

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When police took Hivento into custody Tuesday morning, they recovered a powdery substance in one of his shirt pockets, according to a complaint. Police say it tested positive for cocaine.

Hivento faces additional charges of possession of contraband in a correctional facility and possession of a controlled substance.

He is being held in the Johnson County Jail on a $105,000 bond.

Hivento is not a student at the UI and has no affiliation with the university, according to a UI spokesperson.

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