COLUMBIA — Police arrested an MU freshman Monday morning on suspicion of rape.
Just after midnight, MU police received a report of a rape in Laws Hall. The female victim, also an MU student, said an acquaintance raped her early Sunday morning.
Police arrested Vincent T. Nuño at 7:43 a.m. Monday at Laws Hall, according to the arrest report.
Nuño, 18, was being held in Boone County Jail on a $30,000 bond for suspicion of second-degree rape, a class C felony. Second-degree rape is sexual assault with the knowledge that the victim doesn't consent. A first-degree rape is when the victim is incapacitated, unable to consent or when the perpetrator uses "forcible compulsion."
Nuño was also cited on suspicion of possessing liquor as a minor.