Toshiki Itoh

Attorneys Make Final Arguments in Itoh Case, Verdict Expected Tuesday

In the last day of Toshiki Itoh’s exhausting trial for sexually and physically assaulting his lab assistant, the attorneys made their closing arguments and sent the jury out of the courtroom to begin a deliberation process that will continue tomorrow.

Referring to a PowerPoint display of photos of the lab assistant’s bruises and statements of apparent admission by the defendant, prosecuting attorney Elizabeth Beglin asked the jury to find Itoh guilty on all counts.


Two Years Paid Leave, No Spotlight for UI Professor on Trial for Sexual Abuse

In another case involving a University of Iowa faculty member and allegations of sexual misconduct, an assistant professor who has been on paid leave for two years went on trial to face charges that he assaulted and sexually abused his lab assistant.
Toshiki Itoh, 47, a faculty member in the Department of Pathology, draws a salary of $93,000 a year and was put on paid leave after he was charged in 2008.