MU Police arrested James Bennett on suspicion of three counts of first degree sexual misconduct and one count of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday.
Bennett is 43 years old and is not an MU student. He was transported to Boone County Jail; his bond was set for $2,000 as of Tuesday evening.
Bennett’s arrest occurred near the intersection of Hitt Street and Paquin Street after an officer discovered Bennett in a vehicle that matched the description provided in the initial report.
MUPD was investigating a report of two incidents of indecent exposure within the past week, according to a Clery release sent out Tuesday afternoon.
The incidents allegedly occurred in Bennett’s vehicle at Hitt Street and University Avenue. The first incident happened at 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 7 and the second happened five days later at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 12, according to the release. Both were reported on Sept. 12 at around 6 p.m.
According to the initial report, Bennett was driving a black Volkswagen Passat with Missouri plates and the license number AJ4H4J. He was described as a tan, dark-haired, white male in his mid 20s to early 30s and was wearing a red bandana, plain black shirt and a baseball hat.
Edited by Tessa Weinberg | firstname.lastname@example.org