- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former University of Iowa student is out of prison days after a judge overturned his conviction in a high-profile sexual assault case.

Evan Pfeifer was released from custody in Iowa City after his father posted a $10,000 cash bond Wednesday, which a judge set a day earlier.

The 22-year-old had been serving a 10-year term after a jury in November 2012 found him guilty of third-degree sexual abuse.

Prosecutors contended that Pfeifer had sex with another student against her will in 2010. Pfeifer has contended the encounter was consensual.

Judge Douglas Russell vacated his conviction last week, saying it was tainted by prosecutorial misconduct and errors by Pfeifer’s defense lawyer. He ordered a new trial.

After the ruling, Pfeifer was transferred from the Fort Dodge prison to Johnson County.


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