Jury finds Farley man guilty of sexual assault at UNI dorm

A jury recently found at Dubuque County man guilty of sexually assaulting a college student in Cedar Falls.

Zachary J. Lindauer, 23, of Farley, was found guilty in Iowa District Court of Black Hawk County of third-degree sexual abuse. His sentencing hearing has been set for March 21.

Court documents state that on Aug. 17, 2018, Lindauer met a woman at Sharkey’s bar in Cedar Falls and offered to walk her back to her dorm room on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

Surveillance video showed the two leaving the bar and entering the dorm, where they got into an elevator. Documents state that Lindauer appeared to be supporting the victim so she wouldn’t fall.

The victim reported that Lindauer sexually assaulted her around midnight, documents state. The victim also reported that she did not know Lindauer.

When later interviewed by law enforcement, Lindauer said he knew the victim was intoxicated and that they had sex.

The Dyersville Commercial does not provide identifying information of victims of sexual crimes.