A Riley County jury has found a Missouri man guilty of aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary from a 2017 incident at a K-State fraternity house.
Chief Judge Grant Bannister presided over the trial. Jurors deliberated for a little more than three hours Thursday.
It’s the second time in less than a year that 25-year-old Devonta Bagley, of Belton, Missouri, has been convicted of such crimes. The former K-State student was also found guilty in May 2019 of sexually abusing two male students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis while they slept in separate incidents in 2017 and 2018. He was sentenced to two life terms (30 years each). The Riley County trial had been on hold while his Missouri case moved through the courts.
The incident at K-State eerily resembled those cases. Jurors heard testimony this week stating the victim had no idea who Bagley was when he was awoken by a man who had broken into his room and was performing sex acts on him. Bagley testified the incident was consensual and that he had met up on the dating app Tinder, a claim that was disputed by the victim and the lead prosecutor, Deputy Riley County Attorney Trinity Muth.
The jury was shown video evidence in court, including surveillance video from the Sigma Chi house that showed Bagley attempting to open doors, being successful at least once. He was identified in video surveillance at an Aggieville bar.
A sentencing date wasn’t immediately clear.