Former UNI student arrested for sexual abuse

JACOB MADDEN, News Editor | [email protected]

Former UNI student Donghyuk Kim has been arrested on sexual assault charges. Kim, 24, was arrested for sexual abuse in the third-degree on Aug. 15.

The UNI Public Safety Department served the warrant, which was issued on August 14.

According to Iowa Code 709.4(1)(d), sexual abuse in the third degree is defined as “when the person performs a sex act while the other person is mentally incapacitated, physically incapacitated, or physically helpless.”

According to court records, the victim told police Kim had taken her back to his house after he was unable to find her UNI ID to get her back into her room. Kim told police he thought the sex was consensual. The incident reportedly occurred on March 16 of this year.

Bond for Kim was set at $15,000, but was voided two days later.

Scotty Ketelsen, the director of University Relations, said, “The University will not comment on active investigations.”

Kim is no longer a student at UNI.