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WATERLOO — A University of Northern Iowa student was in tears the morning after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, according to her roommate.

“She started crying in front of me, and then she told me about the sexual assault. I’ve never seen her crying before,” the roommate told jurors Thursday as trial continued for Donghyuk “David” Kim.

Kim, 24, of Cedar Falls, is charged with third-degree sexual abuse. Prosecutors allege he had sex with the female student at his E Street apartment in Cedar Falls while she was incapacitated following a night of drinking March 15.

The defense told jurors the woman is an experienced drinker and wasn’t incapacitated during the sex.

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The roommate testified they notified the dorm’s residential assistant and then went to Sartori Hospital for an examination. University of Northern Iowa police were summoned, and Officer Hayley McCarthy responded. She told jurors the woman was upset and crying and spoke softly.

The woman said she didn’t want to press charges the morning of March 16, McCarthy testified, but the following day she indicated she had changed her mind and wanted to pursue charges.

The roommate said after the incident, the woman has become more withdrawn and isolated, and her class work has suffered.

“She doesn’t talk to people much. She doesn’t talk to me much,” the roommate said. “I can see there is big change in her.”

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