ST. LOUIS COUNTY - A 23-year-old man is in custody after a student at the University of Missouri St. Louis reported being raped early Sunday morning.
Devonta Bagley has been charged with one count of first-degree sodomy or attempted sodomy, one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.
Bagley is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.
According to St. Louis County police, the victim, an 18-year-old man, woke up to a stranger standing in his room. Bagley then held the victim at gunpoint and sexually assaulted him. The incident occurred on March 11 at the University Meadows apartments.
Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons are conducting the investigation.
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