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Woman burned in sex assault dies at 22

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A 22-year-old Fort Dodge woman who was sexually assaulted and then critically burned when her house was set on fire has died.

The woman had been hospitalized at University Hospitals in Iowa City since Jan. 8.

Firefighters found her bound in the basement of her burning home. A passerby had noticed smoke. At least two separate fires damaged the house, investigators said.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Sessions Lamont Harper, 34, of Fort Dodge.

He was arrested on Jan. 11 in Des Moines.

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