The University of Iowa

Public Safety Advisory: Local law enforcement seeking additional information in sexual assault investigation

The University of Iowa Police Department and the Iowa City Police Department have made an arrest following a joint investigation of a subject believed to be linked to several sexual assaults in the Iowa City area. 

Carlos (A.K.A “Karlos”) Allen Hivento, 32, of Cedar Rapids was arrested on Jan. 8, 2019, on two counts of sexual abuse in the third-degree and two counts of invasion of privacy in connection with an alleged incident reported to police on Nov. 18, 2018.

This incident remains under investigation. If you have any information, please contact UI Police at: 319-335-5022.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The UI Police Department would like to thank the Iowa City Police Department, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about these crimes. Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at, or 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward. 


A comprehensive list of resources and reporting options for survivors can be found on OSMRC's website.

Carlos Hivento

(Photo: Johnson County Sheriff's Office)