Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Devonta Bagley Charged With Raping UMSL Student at Gunpoint

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM

click to enlarge Devonta Bagley is facing sodomy charges in St. Louis and Kansas. - COURTESY ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
  • Devonta Bagley is facing sodomy charges in St. Louis and Kansas.
A former grad school student already facing a sodomy charge in Kansas raped a University of Missouri-St. Louis student at gunpoint early Sunday morning, authorities say.

Devonta Bagley, 23, slipped into the student's room at an on-campus apartment at about 4 a.m., St. Louis County police say. The victim later told investigators he awoke to a stranger standing over him with a small black-and-silver handgun.

When the student told Bagley to get out, Bagley allegedly threatened him with the gun and raped him, according to court records. The university sent out a description of the alleged attack on Sunday.

Bagley was later taken into custody by St. Louis County police, and he was charged Monday with sodomy or attempted sodomy, first-degree burglary and two counts of armed criminal action. He is being held on a $500,000 cash bond.

Bagley had previously been arrested in Riley County, Kansas, the home of Kansas State University. Bagley had been a student there, graduating in July 2017.

Two months later, in September 2017, Riley County police arrested him on charges of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary. He quickly posted the $100,000 bond and has been free pending trial, according to court records. His next court date in that case was scheduled for Thursday.

Bagley, who is from Belton, which is near Kansas City, enrolled as a graduate student at USML after graduating from K-State. He was in a criminal justice master's program.

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