A UI student was charged with assault causing bodily harm Tuesday

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 26, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a University of Iowa student for allegedly forcing a female student into his room.

Jiachang Hu, 18, 10 W. Hillcrest, was charged Tuesday with false imprisonment and assault causing bodily injury.

According to a UI police complaint, Hu put the alleged female victim’s head down, grabbed her arm, and refused to release her in the dining hall. Hu then allegedly forced her into his room, where he maintained physical control over her and covered the her mouth with his hand, making it hard to breathe.

Hu also allegedly bit her arm, leaving a bite mark, teeth impressions, and redness.

The woman told police about constant fear and being terrified of the defendant.

— by Brittany Till

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