Columbia man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Friday, September 24, 2010 | 10:33 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a 52-year-old man Thursday night on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2009, according to a Sheriff's Department news release.

Kenneth Ray Dothage, of 2199 East Highway 163, was arrested on suspicion of:

  • Two counts of sexual misconduct with a child.
  • One count of child molestation.
  • One count of second-degree statutory sodomy.
  • One count of furnishing pornography to a child.

The girl and a family member told Sheriff's deputies Thursday evening that Dothage sexually assaulted the teenager twice at two different locations in the county, according to the release.

Dothage was arrested at his home and was being held on a $300,000 bond.

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