High Street resident charged with sexual assault

By AMRITA JAYAKUMAR

neighborhoods@ColumbiaMissourian.com

Shenghe Chang, 36, a resident of 510 High St., was arrested by Columbia police on Sept. 16 on suspicion of forcible rape, according to a Missourian report.

The 51-year-old woman, who reported the incident at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, said she knew Chang, according to the Missourian article.

She was examined at University Hospital Friday morning, Columbia Police spokeswoman Jill Wieneke said. The woman suffered injuries consistent with being sexually assaulted, according to the probable cause statement.

Chang was charged with sexual assault, a felony, on Sept. 17, and his bond amount was set to $100,000, according to court documents. The bond also specified that Chang should not have any contact with the woman and was not allowed at her residence.

The woman and Chang are neighbors, and the reported incident occurred in her apartment, Wieneke said.

“Chang told officers he did not feel the encounter was non-consensual,” Wieneke said.

An initial arraignment was held on Sept. 22, and the preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 13 at the Boone County Courthouse.

As of Friday, Chang was being held at Boone County Jail.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Columbia-Boone County, East Campus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s