SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A Springfield high school student is facing charges for allegations he sexually assaulted two girls in stairwells at two different schools.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 17-year-old Marquies Thomas was charged on Sunday with multiple counts of sodomy and sexual abuse. He’s being held in Greene County Jail on $30,000 bond.
A probable cause statement says a female student reported to police on Friday that Thomas groped and forced himself on her in a stairwell at Central High School. Court documents say another student witnessed part of the encounter.
Court records describe a similar incident in June 2017 involving Thomas forcing himself on a girl in a stairwell. The school’s name has been redacted from documents obtained by the newspaper.
No attorney is listed for Thomas in online court records.
Missouri automatically tries 17-year-olds as adults.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader