UPDATE: MU assistant professor accused of breaking into neighbor's house and molesting him

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 3:02 p.m. CDT; updated 4:56 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 8, 2013

*Update: This story has been corrected. An earlier version misstated Hack's name.

COLUMBIA — An MU assistant professor was arrested early Wednesday morning after a neighbor reported that the man broke into his house and molested him.

Tyler David Hack, 29, an assistant professor in the MU Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, was being held in the Boone County Jail, facing a first-degree burglary charge with a bail that had yet to be set and a first-degree sexual misconduct charge with a $500 bail. 

The man who reported the incident told Columbia police that he was asleep on his couch when he woke up to find a man fondling him through his boxer shorts, said Columbia Police Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer. The man said he recognized the assailant as a neighbor. 

Stroer said the suspect entered the house through an unlocked back door.

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