Sexual abuse suspect arrested with public’s cooperation

The booking was made less than 24 hours after initial crime notification was released.

After MU’s Welcome Week Concert on Aug. 18, a female reported that a sexual offense occurred during the event, according to a release from the MU Police Department.

MUPD asked the public for information regarding the suspect in a crime notification. He was described as “a light-skinned black male in his 50s, short gray hair, about 6-foot tall and wearing a light-purple shirt and black shorts.” Also accompanying the notification was a photograph of the suspect.

From this description, the public was able to identify the subject to the police department on Aug. 19. This was less than 24 hours after the original crime notification was issued.

Alton Conner of Columbia was arrested on one count of second degree sexual abuse. He was booked into Boone County Jail, where he was released after posting a $500 bond. According to the MUPD crime notification, “the public’s cooperation played a key role in Conner’s arrest.”

Edited by Morgan Smith | mosmith@themaneater.com

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