By Frank Lewis
A 67-year-old man has been indicted by the Scioto County grand jury on multiple charges involving two women. Mansour Masoud Alhweity, of Saudi Arabia, was indicted on the charges of kidnapping, abduction, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, and aggravated burglary.
In the case filed in Scioto County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 29, one charge states: “The jurors of the grand jury of the state of Ohio, within and for the body of the county aforesaid, on their oaths, in the name and by the authority of the state of Ohio, do find and present that on or about the 18th day of January, 2014, at Scioto County, Ohio, Mansour Masoud Alhweity did have sexual contact with another (alleged female victim number 1) who was not his spouse, when the offender purposely compelled the other person to submit by force or threat of force.” The charge goes on to say Alhweity - “did by force, threat, or deception, purposely remove (alleged female victim number 1) from the place where she is found or restrain the liberty of the other person to facilitate the commission of any felony or flight thereafter.”
The first charge was that of gross sexual imposition, while the second narrative was in reference to the charge of kidnapping. In that case, Alhweity faces charges of aggravated burglary, gross sexual imposition and kidnapping.
Another narrative said on the Jan. 16, 2014, Alhweity - “did have sexual contact with another (alleged female victim number 2) not the spouse of the offender, when the offender knew that the sexual contact was offensive to the other person or was reckless in that regard.” That narrative was for a sexual imposition charge.
A narrative also said Alhweity - “did without privilege to do so, and with a sexual motivation knowingly by force or threat, restrain the liberty of another person (alleged female victim number 2) under circumstances that create a risk of physical harm to the victim or place the other person in fear.” That narrative was for the charge of abduction. In that case the charges included sexual imposition and abduction.
At least one of those incidents, according to a report from the Shawnee State University Security Department (Police Department), occurred at Campus View Residence Hall at Shawnee State University. According to the report, Alhweity was arrested at around 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2014, after a female student told Shawnee State University Police Sergeant Jon Peters that the suspect was already in the entry area of the Campus View Residence Hall when she arrived. She said when she entered her room the suspect followed. She told police she was afraid and didn’t know what to do. The victim said the two ended up speaking and the suspect started kissing, hugging and touching the victim in an unwanted matter. She told Peters she was able to compel the suspect to leave, but he returned about an hour later and was arrested at that time.
The other incident, which occurred first, but was reported last, also allegedly occurred in the vicinity of SSU.
Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Steven Mowery set Alhweity’s bond at $75,000 due to the nature of the allegations and because the court had been unable to locate his passport. It turned out that passport was in possession of law enforcement. The court received Alhweity’s passport at his court appearance. A bail-bond company in Dayton posted the bond, but according to Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn, Alhweity has been returned to jail after being arrested on the indictment. Kuhn said Alweity was arrested on Jan. 30.
His hearing, scheduled for Wednesday was postponed because his legal representatives were unable to appear because of the weather, Kuhn said. Alwheity is represented by Candace Christine Crouse and Martin Stanley Pinales, while assistant prosecutor Matthew Aaron Wisecup is representing the state.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.