Trial reset for Iowa City man accused of tampering with witness

BY DI STAFF | JULY 18, 2012 6:30 AM

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Peng Tang, an Iowa City man accused of first-degree kidnapping, solicitation to commit an aggravated misdemeanor, and tampering with a witness or juror, will face trial for the latter offenses Sept. 4.

The trial and pretrial conference, now slated for Aug. 20, were reset Friday, according to online court documents.

Tang was charged March 30 with first-degree kidnapping when he, while viewing the apartment of an Iowa City woman under the pretense of a potential sublease, allegedly locked the bedroom door and assaulted her. Tang is accused of mailing a letter from the Johnson County Jail, where he is being held on a $800,000 bond, to ask a friend to convince the victim to drop the charge.

Tang's trial for first-degree kidnapping remains set for Oct. 16, with a pretrial conference Oct. 5.

—By Aly Brown

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