Man accused of burglary, assault, and threatening 11 month old

IOWA CITY, Iowa - An eastern Iowa man is accused of breaking into an Iowa City home, then sexually assaulting and physically abusing a woman there.

33 year old Nikolas Petersen, of Riverside, faces numerous charges including second-degree sexual abuse and first degree burglary.

Iowa City Police said that at around 3:30 Saturday morning, Petersen allegedly went into the woman's home, grabbed her head and slammed it against a speaker, injuring her.

KCRG-TV9 reports court filings say he also sexually assaulted her and picked up an eleven-month-old baby while holding a knife.

Petersen is being held at the Johnson County Jail.

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