Columbia man charged in 1999 MU campus rape

Friday, November 9, 2012 | 6:14 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — A 47-year-old Columbia man has been charged with raping an MU student in her dorm room in 1999.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports university police arrested Marvin Jones on Thursday. He was charged Friday with rape and forcible sodomy and ordered to be held in the Boone County Jail on $300,000 cash bond.

Campus police said Jones entered an unlocked residence hall before dawn on Oct. 16, 1999, and assaulted the student after finding her asleep in her bed.

Jones' DNA did not match any samples on file at the time. But the state crime lab recently reported a match based on a sample Jones provided after a 2010 conviction for second-degree sexual misconduct in Columbia.

Jones did not have an attorney Friday.


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