By Frank Lewis
A man accused of sexual imposition on an 18-year-old Shawnee State University student has been released on bond.
Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Steven Mowery had raised the bail for Mansour Masoud Alhweity, 67, of Saudi Arabia, from $25,000 to $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. According to former Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Richard Schisler — who now is with the Dean of Students Office at SSU — Mowery stated as a condition of the bond, that he have no contact with either of two women involved in the case and that he not step foot on any SSU property or even college housing that is privately owned.
Alhweity has been charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, and aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, in a case involving an 18-year-old female student at SSU, and since that case, a second person has come forward with a similar accusation.
“It had been set for a preliminary hearing. That didn’t happen,” Schisler told the Daily Times. “They continued the preliminary hearing until Jan. 30, and it is my understanding that it either has been or will be taken to the (Scioto County) grand jury. The preliminary hearing was with everybody’s consent.”
Alhweity was arrested at around 4:40 p.m. on Jan. 18 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.
Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn told the Daily Times that as of Tuesday afternoon he was not aware of any indictment coming down from the Scioto County grand jury in that case.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.