Suspect faces misdemeanor charges after reports of assaults at St. Ambrose

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UPDATE: A 19-year-old Davenport man faces misdemeanor charges after reports of four assaults on the St. Ambrose University campus.

The suspect is scheduled to appear June 3 in Scott County Court on four charges of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, court documents say.

Police suspect him of physically assaulting four victims he did not know on separate occasions Wednesday by grabbing their behinds with his hand.

The victims were walking from residences when he approached them and followed or walked with them to their destinations while asking their names and social-media information.

He asked one victim if she would take him back to her room so he could show her “a good time,” the arrest affidavit says.

Local 4 News/www.ourquadcities.com does not share photos or names of suspects accused of misdemeanors.

EARLIER: St. Ambrose University is investigating after reports of sexual harassment Monday afternoon.

In an email sent to students, the university said the first incident happened around 1 p.m.

Reports claim a man squeezed a woman’s behind on campus.

The second incident happened just five minutes later, when a man reportedly touched a woman’s breast.

In both cases, the person was described as a tall man wearing a dark blue or black sweatshirt.

He told both women he was a junior at St. Ambrose.

Anyone with more information on these incidents is asked to call Campus Safety at 563-333-6104.

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