- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 44-year-old Iowa City man has been sentenced for groping women as he pedaled past them on his bicycle.

Court records say Anthony Long was sentenced Monday to 240 days in jail, but 195 days were suspended. He also was given a suspended fine of $625 and was ordered to register as a sex offender and serve two years’ probation. He’d pleaded guilty to two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after prosecutors dropped other charges.

Last June Iowa City police officials said they received five reports about a man on a bike approaching women from behind around Willow Creek Park and grabbing their genital and buttocks areas.

Police say they used bicycle officers and plainclothes female officers to catch Long.

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