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Alleged unwanted sexual advances lead to charges against KU student

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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A 21-year-old University of Kansas student is charged with sexual battery and criminal restraint. The victim says she knew the suspect, but his advances were not consensual and she went to police.

The charge is very specific, aggravated sexual battery. It's defined as touching another person with intent to arouse the sexual desires of the offender without consent.

Lawrence police said according to what the victim told them, the charge is accurate.

Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Colvin is a student at KU. He was charged Wednesday afternoon after spending a night in jail. A 20-year-old victim told police she was with Colvin and he touched her. Police followed up on her report Tuesday by visiting his Lawrence apartment.

"I saw a police officer he was walking around the parking lot," said neighbor, Abbey Ferris.

Ferris had just gotten home from a meeting. She said she heard police knocking on Colvin's door.

"They were asking him, 'can we come in?' he was like, 'do you have a warrant,'" explained Ferris

Ferris had no idea what was going on until Wednesday. She says it all makes sense now, but it's still unsettling.

Colvin eventually posted a $40,000 bond and was released from custody. But one of the conditions of his bond is to have no contact with the victim.

According to an updated story by the Lawrence Journal World, that order could be difficult. The victim and Colvin have a class together. The judge is quoted saying Colvin can attend, but he's to have no contact other than sitting in that room.
Colvin is due back in court November 17th.

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