MU police arrest freshman on suspicion of rape

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 6:16 p.m. CST

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.

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