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Police arrest man in attempted University of Iowa sexual assault

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Police have arrested a man after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at Mayflower Hall on Saturday on the University of Iowa campus.

Police arrested Fitsum Russell, of Cedar Rapids, on Monday. 

According to the criminal complaint, Russell is charged with assault with intent to commit sexual abuse causing bodily injury.

The complaint states Russell held the victim on the ground, attempting to sexually assault her, early Saturday morning. The complaint also states, Russell told the victim he would hold her down against her will, and scraped and bloodied her knees in the process.

The University of Iowa issued a Hawk Alert after the incident. 

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