Hawkeye Sexual Assault Case

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Hawkeye, IA – A Hawkeye man is being charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse after a Sept. 11 sexual assault

25-year-old Thomas Whitlatch was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a man. He is being accused of slipping some drugs into the man’s drink. The victim would later lose consciousness, and Whitlatch would take him back to his own house, tie him up and sexually assault him.

Later that same day he was arrested for an OWI on Highway 18. While this was going on, someone else found the victim, untied him and took him back to his house.

Whitlatch was arrested on Nov. 3 and is being held on a $20,000 bond.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office has controlled this case.

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