Police Arrest Nevada Sex Offender

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department arrested a registered sex offender from Nevada Wednesday on four counts of first degree statutory sodomy.

The department dispatched officers to University Hospital Saturday in regard to a child who was sexually assaulted earlier that evening.

Police said the investigation revealed Dwayne Robison and a 13-year-old boy struck up a conversation at Columbia's Wabash Bus Station at 126 N. Tenth St. Police said they both got on the bus to travel to different locations in Columbia and got off at the same stop near Broadway and Hinkson Creek. Police said Robison and the 13-year-old boy went to Robison's homeless camp, where police said he sexually assaulted the boy inside of a tent.

Officers said they located the camp and collected evidence of the assault, but did not locate Robison. A homeless man downtown gave the police a name of a possible suspect. Other officers collected a surveillance video from a business on Conley Road that helped identify Robison. The police said more went into finding the suspect and that this was an example of great police work by officers.

The police department located Robison at 1704 South Providence Roat around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police transported Robison the hospital for an unknown reason and he was discharged at 3 p.m. Wednesdsay.

Robison remained in the Boone County Jail Thursday and his bond was set for $400,000.

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