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24-year-old convicted of sexually abusing 2 students at UMSL

May 3, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former University of Missouri-St. Louis graduate student has been convicted of sexually abusing two students in their on-campus apartments in 2017 and 2018.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 24-year-old Devonta Bagley, of Belton, Missouri, was found guilty Thursday of six counts, including sodomy and burglary. Prosecutors say one of the assaults happened in March 2018, just four days before he was due in court on charges that he sexually assaulted an unconscious man at a fraternity at Kansas State University. That charge is pending.

Bagley graduated from Kansas State with a sociology degree in the spring of 2017. He was a graduate student at UMSL before he was expelled in October 2017.

His attorney, Joslyn Anthony, says Bagley maintains his innocence and is disappointed with the verdict.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com