A 29-year-old Davenport man was in the Scott County Jail on Wednesday on charges he raped a woman in the 1700 block of Iowa Street earlier this week.

Nathan D. Ronnau of 3438 Heatherton Drive, Apt. 5, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree sexual abuse-forcible rape.

About 3:40 a.m. Monday, police responded to the 600 block of East 15th Street, Davenport, regarding a sexual assault that occurred on Iowa Street, according to Ronnau's arrest affidavit.

Ronnau attacked the victim from behind, wrapping his arm around her throat and knocking her face first onto the sidewalk on the west side of Iowa Street, the affidavit states.

Ronnau continued to choke the victim with his arm until the victim lost consciousness, and then he dragged her to an area east of Iowa Street between a large tree and a large bush, the affidavit states. Ronnau sexually assaulted her, the affidavit states. The victim regained consciousness during the assault, and she struggled and struck the defendant in the face with her hands, the affidavit states.

Ronnau hit the victim in the face and threatened to kill her several times, telling her he had a knife, the affidavit states.

Assistant Davenport Police Chief Don Schaeffer said the victim was treated at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street, Davenport. She suffered numerous cuts, bruises and other injuries, the affidavit states.

The victim identified the defendant in a photo lineup.

Ronnau told police he was intoxicated early Monday to the point that he did not remember what happened, the affidavit states.

First-degree kidnapping is a Class A felony that is punishable in Iowa by life in prison. Second-degree sexual abuse-forcible rape is a Class B felony that is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

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Life in prison ......safest place for him since qctimes just told the world were he lives.


WTH? My comment to the survivor was removed? Why? What I said was a whole lot nicer than what some of the comments I've seen here.


youd think if you were so drunk you couldn't remember you would be lucky if you could stand let alone kidnap and rape someone, just don't buy it...


I was raped had dna and video and he still walked!!!!! I have no faith in the system. They will find a way to make it her fault.


Sadly, you are correct. The victim will be put on trial. I sat on a jury in a child sexual assault case and the defense attorney put the young girl on trial, and the women on the jury bought into it. It was the women jurors who refused to convict. We ended in a hung jury and the case was never retried. It still bothers me greatly.


Glad they caught the person responsible for this horrible crime.


Why? He'll just get a slap on the wrist. He might get probation.

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If anyone working for the Quad City Times still has a soul this comment will be deleted soon.


He needs life an i hope he goes to the worst prison an all the lifers get at him js


Can't remember, scratches on his face, possible other DNA evidence... This guy is toast.

Family man

That's right. Women, if you are ever attacked scratch the guy so you get his DNA under your fingernails.


I don't remember? That's it?

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