Accused DBQ Drug Dealer Pleads Not Guilty to Four Rapes & Burglaries

A man accused of Dubuque home invasions and sexual assaults in 2011 and 2014 has pleaded not guilty.

Dubuque County court records say 29-year-old Martel Fountain Sr. filed the written pleas this week. He’s charged with four counts of sexual abuse and four of burglary. A trial date hasn’t been set.

The records say Fountain assaulted three women in 2011 after forcing his way into their homes. The documents say another was raped in 2014 after Fountain forced her into her garage.

Prosecutors say a DNA sample taken from Fountain in March 2018 after his arrest in a federal drug case linked him to the four Dubuque assaults. DNA information from those four cases had been filed in an FBI database.