Man suspected in several Iowa City sexual assaults arrested


    Carlos Hivent, charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of invasion of privacy. (Johnson County Jail)

    A Cedar Rapids man is facing multiple charges in connection to a sexual assault investigation in Iowa City.

    The University of Iowa announced that 31-year-old Carlos Hivento has been arrested following a joint investigation between UI Police and the Iowa City Police Department into several reported sexual assaults in Iowa.

    He is charged with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse and two counts of invasion of privacy in connection to an alleged incident on Nov. 18, 2018.

    Court records show that investigators have uncovered evidence that also links him to a 2017 sexual assault of another woman at a different Iowa City bar. And they are looking into whether he's connected to at least three other reported assaults, including one days before his arrest.

    Police say an examination of one of Hivento's phones uncovered 1,475 videos of him having sex, using drugs or doing both since September. They've seized several other electronic devices.

    If you have any information about the incident, please contact UI Police at 319-335-5022.

    You can learn more about the UI's sexual assault policy and resources available to victims here here.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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