Police: Former U of Iowa student stole bras, underwear and a MacBook | Crime
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A former University of Iowa student accused of sexually assaulting a woman who was showing him an apartment now faces new charges in a separate incident.According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Peng Tang, who is awaiting trial on charges of kidnapping and witness tampering, went to his former residence and stole a MacBook Pro laptop along with multiple bras and several pairs of underwear. Tang now faces second-degree theft and third-degree burglary. The residence was unoccupied when Tang entered but soon later one of the tenants came home and saw Tang in the living room holding a piece of mail. Tang allegedly told the victim it was OK for him to be in the house because he used to live there, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Police say it was days before he attacked a woman after she showed him her apartment for a possible sublet. Tang is accused of locking the woman in her apartment, sexually assaulting her and taking explicit photos of her. Police said he warned her that if she went to the police or anyone else, he would post the photographs online.
According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Tang was arrested when the woman arranged to meet with him again. He is awaiting a February trial and is being held in the Johnson County Jail. He faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted.