Davenport man arrested for groping woman at Davenport Public Library
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A Davenport man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he groped a woman, twice while inside the Davenport Public Library.
At approximately 10:54 a.m. the Davenport Police Department responded to the Davenport Public Library, 321 North Main Street, in reference to an assault, according to an arrest affidavit. Alexander J. Roberts, 37, assaulted a woman by grabbing her buttocks with his hand on two occasions.
Police say Roberts admitted post-miranda to grabbing the woman’s buttocks and admitted it was sexual in nature.
Police said the incident was captured on surveillance, which officials said they were able to watch.
According to the affidavit, in the video surveillance, Roberts was seen sitting at a desk near a bookshelf and can be seen grabbing the woman’s buttocks while she was turned, bent over and placing books on the shelf.
Roberts is charged with third-degree sex abuse, according to court records. He is being held in the Scott County Jail on a $10,000 cash-only bond.
An arraignment is set for April 6, course records show. Roberts waived a preliminary hearing.
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