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Judge suspends case against suspect in U. Iowa assault spree

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A judge has suspended the criminal case against a man charged with sexually assaulting numerous students and employees on the University of Iowa campus.

District Judge Lars Anderson found probable cause Friday that Adam Weinstein is suffering from mental illness and ordered the 33-year-old to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Weinstein's accused of sexually assaulting, groping and harassing at least eight women during a 15-hour spree that caused UI police to issue two Hawk Alerts last Nov. 10. The incidents took place at the university hospital, near residence halls and the law school.

Weinstein's attorney says he's suffering from disorganized schizophrenia, which is characterized by rambling speech and a "panicked state." He says Weinstein has expressed a desire to plead guilty but wouldn't be able to participate in such a hearing.

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