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UI Professor Denies Sexual Abuse, Assault

Testifying in his own defense in Johnson County District Court, Assistant Prof. Toshiki Itoh said Thursday he did not assault and sexually abuse his lab assistant as the woman had alleged earlier in the trial.

Itoh, 47, a member of the faculty at University of Iowa’s pathology department, said he never twisted her breast with a paper clip and denied that he ever threatened to fire her. Earlier in the day, Itoh’s wife, Yuka Itoh, said she and her husband treated the lab assistant as a sister who came to their home on the holidays.