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Columbia man charged, allegedly raped girl at gunpoint

Qureshawn Grant
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Qureshawn Grant


A Columbia man has been charged with several felonies after allegedly holding a girl at gunpoint and sexually assaulting her on Sunday.

Qureshawn Grant, 27, is charged with second-degree statutory rape, first-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault and armed criminal action. He is being held in the Boone County Jail without bond. An initial court appearance was set for Tuesday afternoon. Boone County Jail online records indicate he also has a court date set for Thursday, June 22.

According to the probable cause statement, the mother of the victim told police she received a text message from the victim stating she had been kidnapped by Grant. The victim called her mother and left the line open so she could hear Grant threatening the victim, according to the statement.

Grant allegedly had a gun and pointed it at the victim and told her to get into his car. Once in the car, Grant held the victim at gunpoint and raped her, according to the probable cause statement. The victim was later found at University Hospital.

Grant also was involved in a vehicle collision, according to the statement. University of Missouri police took a report of the collision, and Grant provided his phone number to the other driver. The number was later confirmed by police, according to the statement.

Grant has a 2019 conviction for failure to register as a sex offender and was sentenced to four years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. He was also sentenced to five years in the DOC after pleading guilty to first-degree burglary and second-degree domestic assault, which was ordered to be served concurrently with other charges.

He was also, in 2019, sentenced to seven years for pleading guilty to first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree sexual abuse.

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