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May 27, 2008

RELATED: Barta, Ferentz issue statements on action by Johnson County Attorney's Office: http://news-releases.uiowa.edu/2008/may/052708barta_ferentz_statement.html

UI obtains warrants in sexual assault case

The University of Iowa Police Department, in concert with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, has obtained warrants for the arrest of Cedric D Everson III for Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree and Abeberell "Abe" Bradford Satterfield for Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree. The arrest warrants are for incidents that occurred on Oct. 14, 2007 on the UI campus in Iowa City, Iowa. The Johnson County Attorney has authorized extradition from out of state for these warrants.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Iowa City Police Department and the Johnson County Attorney's Office assisted the UI Police Department in the investigation.

Everson and Satterfield no longer live in Iowa City. The victim no longer resides in Iowa City.

The UI became aware of the incident on Oct. 14, 2007. The victim later contacted law enforcement and a criminal investigation began in November 2007. The investigation continued into 2008.

The Johnson County Attorney's Office said Tuesday that the safety and wellbeing of the reported victim was paramount in the decision about when to file the charges.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Johnson County Attorney's Office, 319-339-6100; Steve Parrott, University of Iowa spokesman, 319-530-6972 (cell)