Suspect arrested in MU sex offense case

Posted on 20 August 2018 at 11:23am
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COLUMBIA - University of Missouri police are crediting the public for helping them find the suspect in a sex offense case.

MUPD arrested Alton Conner at 10:30 p.m. He faces one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

Police said a female subject told them Conner rubbed her in a sexual manner while she was with friends at an MU concert Friday night.

MUPD released a photo shortly after the student filed her report. It was widely circulated. 

"The public’s cooperation played a key role in Conner’s arrest," a press release said Monday.

Conner was released after posting a $500 bond.

(Editor's note: has updated this story to correct a misspelling of the suspect's last name.)