Man accused in State Street sexual assault bound over for trial

Ivan Smart With State Street Backdrop

MADISON, Wis. — The 22-year-old Madison man accused of groping a woman on State Street last month was bound over for trial Tuesday, online court records show.

Ivan Smart is charged with one count of first-degree sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment as a party to a crime. Smart and another man allegedly grabbed a woman in a sexual manner without her consent as she waited for an Uber after leaving a downtown bar. Smart then allegedly continued to assault her while in the backseat of the Uber.

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Police have not identified or arrested the other man involved in the assault.

During an arraignment hearing Tuesday, a not guilty plea was issued on Smart’s behalf and his bail was continued.

Court officials also ordered Smart’s mental state be evaluated, prompting them to schedule a competency hearing for Thursday.